Struggle session
A struggle session was a form of public humiliation used by the Communist Party of China in the Mao Zedong era to shape public opinion and to humiliate, persecute, and/or execute political rivals and ...
Dealul Spirii Trial
Dealul Spirii Trial (Romanian: Procesul din Dealul Spirii) was a political trial conducted by a military tribunal in the Kingdom of Romania. 271 members of the Communist Party of Romania were accused ...
Thought reform in the People's Republic of China
Thought reform in the People's Republic of China (Chinese: 思想改造; pinyin: sīxiǎng gǎizào, also known as "ideological remolding" or "ideological reform") was a campaign of the Communist Party of...
Joint State Political Directorate
The Joint State Political Directorate (also translated as the All-Union State Political Administration) was the secret police of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1934. Its official name was "Joint State...
Tiananmen Incident
The Tiananmen Incident took place on April 5, 1976 at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. The incident occurred on the traditional day of mourning, the Qingming Festival, after the Nanjing Incident, ...
Seditious Meetings Act 1819
The Seditious Meetings Act 1819 (60 Geo. III & 1 Geo. IV c. 6) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland which made it illegal to hold a meeting of more than ...
Political abuse of psychiatry
Political abuse of psychiatry is the misuse of psychiatry, including diagnosis, detention, and treatment for the purposes of obstructing the fundamental human rights of certain groups and individuals ...
Hong Vo
Hong Vo (born in 1957) is a Vietnamese Australian social worker from the Melbourne and member of pro-democracy organization Viet Tan who was arrested in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam on October 10, 2010...
Jazovka
Jazovka is a pit in the Žumberak area of Croatia where the bodies of hundreds of Croatian soldiers and civilians were dumped during and after the Second World War.The commemoration organizers state th...
DOI-CODI
The Destacamento de Operações de Informações - Centro de Operações de Defesa Interna (English: Department of Information Operations - Center for Internal Defense Operations) was the Brazilian inte...
Palmer Raids
The Palmer Raids were a series of raids in late 1919 and early 1920 by the United States Department of Justice intended to capture, arrest and deport radical leftists, especially anarchists, from the ...
Mohammad-Reza Ali-Zamani
Muhammed-Reza Ali-Zamani (ca. 1972 – 28 January 2010) was an Iranian activist working for the "Iran Monarchy Committee" or Kingdom Assembly of Iran, who was sentenced to death by an Islamic Revolution...
Khmer Rouge rule of Cambodia
The Khmer Rouge period (1975–1979) refers to the rule of Pol Pot, Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary, Son Sen, Khieu Samphan and the Communist Party of Kampuchea over Cambodia, which the Khmer Rouge renamed as Demo...
Vaninsky port
«I remember that port in Vanino» (Russian: Я помню тот Ванинский порт) — a popular Russian folk song of the USSR epoch, which is often called an anthem of Soviet GULAG prisoners on Kolyma. Time of...
Sociedad Popular Restauradora
The Sociedad Popular Restauradora (Spanish: Popular Restorer Society) was an Argentine security agency that worked for Juan Manuel de Rosas in the mid-nineteenth century. It is known by its armed ...
Valech Report
The Valech Report (officially The National Commission on Political Imprisonment and Torture Report) was a record of abuses committed in Chile between 1973 and 1990 by agents of Augusto Pinochet's mili...
Hollywood blacklist
The Hollywood blacklist—as the broader entertainment industry blacklist is generally known—was the mid-20th-century practice of denying employment to screenwriters, actors, directors, musicians, and o...
Struggle against political abuse of psychiatry in the Soviet Union
In the Soviet Union, systematic political abuse of psychiatry took place and was based on the interpretation of political dissent as a psychiatric problem. It was called "psychopathological mechanisms...
Military Democratic Union
Unión Militar Democrática (the Democratic Military Union) was a clandestine Spanish organisation of military officers in the late- and post-Franco era.
In the final years of the rule of Francisco ...
PCO Judges case
The Provisional Constitutional Order Judges case (shortened to PCO Judges case), refers to ongoing Pakistan Supreme Court cases begun in 2009. On 3 November 2007, then-President Pervez Musharraf decla...