Human Rights

 
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Many voices not heard

By Mindy Belz
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Foreign Policy | A narrow human rights agenda dominates the Obama era

Author in exile

By June Cheng
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China | Writer and political activist Yu Jie has discovered Chinese censorship reaching even outside the mainland

U.S. spotlights human rights in Vietnam ahead of Obama’s visit

By Julia A. Seymour
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Human Rights | The U.S. State Department has urged Vietnam to release all prisoners of conscience ahead of President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit. “The promotion of…

Saudi curbs on religious police aren’t a precursor for broader reforms

By Julia A. Seymour
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Saudi Arabia | Shortly before President Barack Obama’s tense visit to Saudi Arabia last week, the Sunni Islamic monarchy announced new regulations to curb the powers of…

Chinese torture victims recount prison horrors

By Laura Finch
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China | Tuesday marks the 15th anniversary of Yin Liping’s gang rape in a Chinese prison.  Yesterday, through tears, she choked out her story before a U.S.

Rights activists urge Obama to confront China

By Evan Wilt
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China | In this week’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Obama should speak out for human rights, advocates say

China releases jailed Christian human rights lawyer

By June Cheng
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Persecution | Chinese Christian human rights lawyer Zhang Kai finally returned home after nearly seven months of detention for defending Wenzhou churches that had their…

Ethiopia ordered to pay reparations to child rape victim

By Onize Ohikere
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Ethiopia | The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Gambia has ordered the Ethiopian government to pay  $150,000 in compensation to a rape victim…

Prisoner release puts Iran’s human rights abuses, persecution in spotlight

By Julia A. Seymour
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Iran | Although Iran freed Pastor Saeed Abedini and three other Americans in a recent prisoner swap, Christians and religious minorities in the Islamic republic…

China detains foreigners in crackdown on human-rights advocates

By June Cheng
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China | China’s crackdown on human-rights lawyers and book publishers recently expanded to include Swedish and British citizens, a concerning move as China…

Dire strait

By June Cheng
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China | Dissidents from China can find physical safety in Taiwan but often little else

Protesters confront Chinese president in U.S.

By J.C. Derrick
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China | Activists blame President Xi Jinping for rampant religious persecution

 
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