Iranian authorities recently sentenced at least three lawyers to long prison terms for human rights activism and security forces have arrested another one.
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Brazilian authorities should cease prosecuting journalists for defamation and repeal the country’s outdated criminal defamation laws.
PHR condemns sentencing in absentia of Dr. Gençay, founder and former president of the Turkish Medical Association by Istanbul 37th Penal Court in Turkey.
A multi pronged crackdown on the press continued throughout 2018, the Committee to Protect Journalists concludes in a report published Thursday.
Taking “ballot selfies” would be legal in future Michigan elections under bipartisan legislation approved Wednesday by the House Elections Committee.
Yemen’s two opposing sides outside Swedish capital, Stockholm, both agreed to hand control of key Red Sea port of Hodeida to the United Nations.
Thousands of voting machines and election materials to be used in Congo’s upcoming presidential election destroyed by early morning fire in Kinshasa.
Cambodia’s Parliament passed legislation Thursday that could allow a five-year ban on political activity by some top opposition politicians to be lifted.
Martinez, jailed former head of Venezuela’s state-run oil giant PDVSA who was arrested as part of anti-corruption purge, died in state custody Wednesday.
Congo faces pivotal poll after 2 years of delays. Two main candidates are vying to replace Kabila, one is his handpicked successor and an opposition leader.