As many as 40 activists, musicians and journalists were arrested in the capital Kinshasa on March 15.
Gao Yu, a 71-year-old Chinese journalist, was sentenced to seven years in prison after a court in Beijing found her guilty of leaking state secrets abroad.
The March 29th Uzbek presidential election was less than free and fair, according to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or OSCE, observer mission.
Women are critical to the reconciliation process, since you cannot build peace with only half a nation’s voices at the table.
“Civil society is the conscience of our countries. It’s the catalyst of change. It’s why strong nations don’t fear active citizens.”
At his first Summit of the Americas in 2009, President Barack Obama promised a new chapter of engagement in Latin America based on equal partnerships to address shared challenges.
Abduction highlighted the sad fact that in far too many places, being a school girl is dangerous business.
"We must ensure that national armed forces do not unlawfully recruit and use children,” said U.S. Alternate Representative to the United Nations for Special Political Affairs Ambassador David Pressman.
In recent weeks there have been numerous deadly attacks against Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement aid workers in Syria, Yemen, and Mali.
The United States is concerned about Uzbek human rights activist Alikul Sarymsakov.
The United States calls on all parties to lift their siege of Yarmouk and allow for the safe evacuation of civilians in compliance with international law.
ISIL or DAESH is waging a deadly campaign to eradicate all ethnic and religious groups that do not share its gross distortion of Islam, or their cultural ideals.