The United States has imposed sanctions on three Nicaraguan individuals with connections to the government who are involved in serious human rights abuses and corruption.
Once again, Iran is ranked with some of the worst places in the world in terms of the fight against human trafficking – the buying and selling of men, women and children in the labor and commercial sex markets.
In the 2018 Trafficking in Persons, or TIP, Report, Burma was downgraded to Tier 3 for the second time in three years.
The theme of this year’s TIP Report is “Local Solutions to a Global Problem: Supporting Communities in the Fight Against Human Trafficking.”
The U.S. recognizes the desperate needs of the persecuted religious and ethnic communities of the Middle East and is sending immediate help.
Every year, the United States Department of State issues its annual Trafficking in Persons, or TIP, Report, which evaluates the anti-trafficking efforts of 187 countries and territories, including the United States.
The United States reiterated the urgent need to identify the source of the attacks on U.S. diplomats and to ensure they cease.
Traders at Tehran’s Grand Bazaar have become part of a growing list of protests in Iran: the merchants recently closed their shops to object to worsening economic conditions.
The United States, said State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert, “reiterates its deep concern for political prisoners in Cuba.”
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed the bilateral talks between the United States and North Korea in a recent interview.
For the last year, the United States has been working to reform the United Nations Human Rights Council into a serious advocate for human rights.
Iran has reportedly arrested another human rights lawyer – the second this month - Zeynab Taheri.