"We know if we give up, the people who are following us, they will also give up, and it cannot be a good example so we cannot let them be demoralized.”
Five well-known female leaders remain in detention for protesting sexual harassment.
President Barack Obama invoked the spirit of the ancient spring festival of Nowruz to reiterate his commitment to bringing home three Americans who have been imprisoned in Iran, and one who disappeared from Iran’s Kish Island.
The U.S. Department of State in early March recognized ten women from around the globe with the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award.
Authorities detained overnight (and then released) opposition parliament member Nurul Izzah for alleged sedition – a move, according to rights activists, aimed at intimidating the opposition into silence.
From beginning to end, Russia’s conduct in this process has been contrary to various treaties and international instruments.
The ancient spring festival of Nowruz is currently being celebrated by millions around the world, including Iranians, Kurds, Afghans, Azeris, Americans, and the peoples of Central Asia.
Saddam Hussein murdered by poison gas of thousands of civilians in the Kurdish-Iraqi town of Halabja.
Chlorine gas was "systematically and repeatedly" used as a weapon in Syria.
The United States is committed to promoting the human rights of all human beings and stands against the persecution and marginalization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, or LGBT, persons worldwide.
The United States supports the UNHRC for one simple reason: We believe in its mission and its possibilities.
Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-American blogger was killed the evening of February 26 while walking through Dhaka.