On the third Monday of each January, Americans honor the memory of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.
The U.S. will not send any diplomatic representation to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games given China’s ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang and other human rights abuses.
Russia’s Supreme Court ordered the closure of Memorial International Society.
Hong Kong, a city that once enjoyed some of the freest media in Asia, is being deprived of its last independent journalism voices.
Human rights defenders, members of civil society groups, journalists, and ordinary people seeking to exercise their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly face threats of violent repression from authoritarian leaders.
The regime of Alyaksandr Lukashenka has systematically decimated Lukashenka’s political opponents, civil society, independent media, and virtually all other independent voices.
Vietnamese author, journalist, and celebrated human rights defender Pham Doan Trang was sentenced to nine years in prison on December 14.
Christmas, observed on December 25, one of Christianity’s most important holidays, celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, believed by the faithful to be the Son of God.
Taliban members in Afghanistan have summarily executed or forcibly disappeared more than 100 former police and intelligence officers since the fall of Kabul, Human Rights Watch said in a recent report.
“One of President Biden’s top priorities is ensuring that the voices of young people are heard on the major issues and challenges before us," said Secretary of State Antony Biden.
The Cuban government has doubled down on its efforts to silence the artists, activists, and independent journalists who continue to bravely advocate for human rights and fundamental freedoms in Cuba.
The term “democratic backsliding” refers to erosion of democracy as a result of the degradation of a state’s political institutions which sustain that democracy, orchestrated by democratically elected leaders.