The U.S., declared Secretary Mnuchin, “is committed to holding those accountable who violate the trust of the Venezuelan people, and [we] will continue to block attempts to abuse the U.S. financial system.”
Thanks in large part to mismanagement by the government of President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela is in an economic and political crisis.
In Yemen’s capital of Sana’a, the Baha’i community is being persecuted by the Houthis.
Speaking at the Organization of American States, Vice President Mike Pence quoted the Charter of the OAS: “Representative democracy is an indispensable condition for stability, peace and development.”
U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec urged security forces to safeguard the rights of citizens and protect life by showing maximum restraint in interactions with the public.
Each year on May 11, the United States observes Vietnam Human Rights Day - a day to remember the importance of advancing fundamental freedoms including freedom of expression, assembly, association, and religion.
The U.S. has made clear that it has other grave concerns with North Korea, chief among them the Kim regime’s horrific record on human rights.
Thee government of Burundi announced that it would suspend Voice of America’s FM broadcasts for six months, effective Monday, May 7.
Iran’s judiciary ordered internet providers to block access to Telegram, the popular messaging app used by a reported 40 million Iranians.
The United States, the Global Coalition, and local partners, including the Syrian Democratic Forces, are launching operations to liberate the final ISIS strongholds in Syria.
China is one of the nations whose government violates the rights and fundamental freedoms of people within its borders on a daily basis.
On May 3rd, we observe World Press Freedom Day to raise awareness of the importance of the unhindered flow of information to the public, and the critical role of media workers.