A day before rearrest, Iranian authorities used state television to broadcast a report in which the two confessed to having ties to foreign activists.
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Uighur rights advocates in the United States are ramping up efforts to persuade the U.S. Congress to pass a bill focusing on China’s growing persecution.
Tuesday marked three decades since China’s ruling communist leaders launched a bloody crackdown on peaceful protesters in the capital of Beijing.
Iranian lawyer jailed for 30 years after setting up a channel Telegram, highlighting human rights abuses in the Islamic Republic.
Rights organizations in Zimbabwe are concerned about what they say is a crackdown against opposition activists by the government of President Mnangagwa.
U.N. Human Rights Office finds human rights defenders, minorities and indigenous people in Guatemala subjected to attacks by state and non-state actors.
On the eve of 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, Chinese authorities took into custody a number of activists and citizens .
Condemning detention of seven civil society leaders in Zimbabwe, as part of an ongoing crackdown on the rights of Zimbabwean citizens and civil society.
Azerbaijan had failed to comply with the 2014 binding ruling that there was no basis for the detention of Ilgar Mammadov, a prominent political analyst.
Crimea authorities are charging two women with “propaganda using extremist symbols” – punishable by a fine and up to 15 days behind bars.