Stories about Human Rights
13 August 2014
If implemented in its current form, the consequences of Pakistan's "Protection Ordinance" on citizens’ rights will be far reaching, both on and offline.
Daria Karpenko says she is determined to stay in Crimea and report the realities of life on the ground, but she fears for her country and her family.
12 August 2014
One man's sister said he was tortured before the sentencing. A special commission found that Bahrain tortured and mistreated opponents of the regime in the past.
The Iranian government periodically releases new filtering rules intended to block Tor traffic, to which the Tor community typically responds with a same-day antidote for the block.
"Burn him! Erase all his traces" - shouted the killers of Sanjay Khobragade, a Dalit rights activist from Maharashtra, India. Sanjay is one of many Dalits who face such cruelty.
10 August 2014
The government's bloody crackdown against a popular uprising spurred the creation of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Investigation, which concluded authorities have practiced systematic torture against dissidents.
8 August 2014
Mario Deane was beaten while in police custody for marijuana possession. This type of violence has plagued the country's political culture from as far back as the 1970s.
Cambodia's Freedom Park was barricaded by the police after it became the main site of protest actions against the government.
7 August 2014
A former political prisoner invites people to send books to Azerbaijani activist Rasul Jafarov, who has been arrested and will be spending his 30th birthday in jail.
Lin Zhibo's appointment as dean of journalism school at Lanzhou University pitted the country's leftist nationalists against liberals pressing for more media freedom.