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South Korea’s  new president Moon Jae-in: said during the campaign that he opposed homosexuality within the military. Photograph:   AFP/Getty Images/Yonhap

South Korea’s military court has sentenced an army captain to six months in prison, suspended for a year, for having sex with a fellow male soldier, (...)

Wives of human rights lawyers from law firm Fengrui, who were detained almost a year ago during the “709 Crackdown”, wear dresses emblazoned with the names of their husbands near the national prosecutors office in Beijing after attempting to hand in a formal complaint. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

Amnesty International has called for an end to the repression of lawyers and activists on the first anniversary of the the “709 Crackdown”, which led (...)

China’s President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

China’s President Xi Jinping laid out his vision for the internet on Wednesday, calling for a new status quo where internet sovereignty rests in the (...)

A plainclothes policeman holds onto Zhang Qingfang (centre), the lawyer of Xu Zhiyong, to put him into a police car as journalists follow the lawyer after Xu’s trial, near the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court in Beijing today. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

A Chinese court sentenced one of China’s most prominent rights advocates to four years in prison today after he campaigned for the rights of children (...)