Trump administration urges China to release high-profile human rights lawyer
The Trump administration recently expressed concerns over the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) sentencing of a human rights lawyer who is well-known for defending oppressed faith believers in China. In a statement released Jan. 29 the U.S. State Department expressed its "deep concern" over the sentencing of Wang Quanzhang to a four-and-a-half-year prison term ...
Update: Human rights monitor blasts Venezuela sanctions
The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 10:30 a.m. An independent U.N. human rights monitor says economic sanctions are compounding a "grave crisis" in Venezuela. Idriss Jazairy, a special rapporteur focusing on the negative impact of sanctions, expressed concern about "reports" that the U.S. sanctions were "aimed at changing ...
Iranian Dervish woman’s health declines in prison
Majzooban Noor news outlet covering Iran’s Dervish minority quotes cellmates of Shokoufeh Yadollahi as saying she has suffered severe headaches and weakness from secondhand smoke exposure
Britain-based transport union urges Iran to free detained labor activists
International Transport Workers' Federation general secretary writes to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, calling on him to stop alleged torture of detained Iranian labor activists
Detained Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to 4 ½ years
Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison on the charge of subversion of state power Monday, more than three years after he was detained in a wide-ranging crackdown on the legal profession. The No. 2 Intermediate Court in the northeastern city of Tianjin ...
Rights groups worried over deteriorating situation in Zimbabwe
As activist facing subversion charges over fuel protesters spending another weekend in jail
Update: UN rights chief calls for Venezuela probes
The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 7:15 a.m. The U.N. human rights chief is calling for independent investigations into violence linked to protests in Venezuela, allegedly involving excessive use of force by security or pro-government forces that reportedly left at least 20 people dead. Michelle Bachelet's office in ...
UN rights chief calls for talks to defuse Venezuela crisis
United States President Donald Trump bluntly warned Maduro that 'all options are on the table' if there is not a peaceful transition to democracy
Myanmar activists push to end police brutality
Dozens of incidents in past year have thrown light on methods military-controlled police force uses to extract confessions
Zimbabwe singer fires musical warning shot
But he has a few words for uniting the nation, which has seen the brutality of the army and police over the past few months
Pro-religion Trump administration will counter China’s crackdown on believers
“There has never been a president who has been tougher (but fair) on China or Russia,” President Donald Trump tweeted on Dec. 21, 2018. There has never been a president who has been tougher (but fair) on China or Russia - Never, just look at the facts. The Fake News tries ...
Australia confirms detention of Australian-Chinese in China
Canberra calls on Beijing to treat case of Yang Hengjun “transparently and fairly”
Zimbabwe president returns home after violent protests
Protests broke out last week after Mnangagwa announced a 150 percent hike in fuel prices just before leaving on an overseas fund-raising trip
UN rights chief condemns Sudan’s crackdown on protesters
UN high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, calls on Sudanese authorities to stop using excessive force to repress peaceful anti-government demonstrations
Saudi women runaways rebel against system of male control
Another Saudi woman has turned to social media for protection from her father, just days after Canada granted refuge to Rahaf al-Qunun, the 18-year-old Saudi who fled her family.Identified only as Nojoud al-Mandeel on Twitter, her case differs from that of al-Qunun. She has not fled the kingdom, has not ...
Experts: N. Korean human rights issue remains dire, must be part of ongoing talks
The United Nation’s Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in North Korea recently visited South Korea to discuss the situation with leaders in the South
Trudeau says China not respecting diplomatic immunity
TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that Chinese officials are not respecting the diplomatic immunity of one of the Canadians detained in China last month as he ramped up efforts to get them released. China arrested former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor on vague national ...
Venezuela opposition may offer incentives for military rejection of Maduro
Proposal seeks to ensure that defectors from military would not be persecuted by a future government if they abandoned Maduro, legislators say
UN expert: N.Korea nuclear talks should include human rights
A U.N. rights investigator said Friday that negotiations on North Korea's denuclearization must also include its abysmal human rights situation. Tomas Ojea Quintana told reporters that he wants North Korea to accept his call for a dialogue on its rights conditions. He said North Korea has not allowed him to visit ...
North Korea human rights remain dire after year of work
The UN special rapporteur says little has changed in a year of economic reform and international engagement
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