U.S. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert called on Russian authorities “to identify and prosecute the person or persons who ordered, planned and funded this terrible crime.”
The United States is deeply troubled by the September 27 conviction and two-year prison sentence for Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov in Russian-occupied Crimea.
Over five hundred thousand Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh, a country already overpopulated and struggling to meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of refugees.
While North Korea continues to threaten its neighbors and the world with missile tests, the regime of Kim Jong Un continues to exploit and repress its own people through a vast prison camp system.
Mahvash Sabet, a leader of Iran’s Baha’i community, has been released from prison after serving an outrageous 10-year term because of the peaceful practice of her religion.
The U.S. Government is deeply troubled by the decision of a court in Russian-occupied Crimea against Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) journalist Mykola Semena.
“Under President Trump, the United States of America is firmly committed to the cause of human rights -- because we are committed to keeping the peace.”
The United States will continue to stand with the people of Venezuela as their country now stands on the brink of total collapse.
The U.S. Department of State has granted a ground-breaking 25 million dollar award to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, also called simply The Fund.
We urge President Kiir and his Government to both acknowledge and address the worsening humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.
One of the common threads connecting repressive governments the world over, is the use of discriminatory laws and measures to deny their citizens their right to freedom of religion or belief.
On August 27, a revolutionary court in Tehran sentenced Mohammad Ali Taheri, the founder of an Iranian spiritual movement, to death. He was charged with founding a religious cult and “spreading corruption on earth.”