This month marks the 2nd anniversary of the Belarusian Government’s brutal crackdown on civil society.
The United States has serious concerns over recent actions to use the legal system to silence opposition voices.
New law could severely impact a number of important non-governmental institutions.
In particular, the United States is concerned about the harassment in Azerbaijan of Talysh-language newspaper editor Hilal Mammadov.
This month marks the third anniversary of the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow prison.
"The United States stood with you for your first 100 years of independence, and we will stand with you for the next 100."
Secretary Clinton and Baroness Ashton urged all parties to implement the agreements reached to date in the EU-facilitated dialogue.
“The people of Ukraine deserve so much better,” said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The regime of President Aleksandr Lunkashenko continues to crack down hard on the political opposition and human rights activists in Belarus.
The additional restrictive measures target Iran’s financial, trade, energy and transport sectors.
A bungled investigation and legal process have left Politkovskaya's true killers free.
A Kazakhstani court recently sentenced Vladimr Kozlov, leader of the opposition party Alga, to 7 1/2 years in jail.