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The surveillance state: Uighur oppression in Xinjiang, China [video]

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities face imprisonment or state surveillance in China, which forces them to renounce their religion and culture.
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Pompeo: Israel is a partner, friend and ally

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlights one of the fundamental values that bind the American people with their Israeli partners: freedom of religion.
Crowd holding signs reading "no mas tortura" (© Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

U.N. report confirms torture, killings in Venezuela

Venezuelans have been victims of "torture and ill-treatment, sexual violence and killings" under the illegitimate Maduro regime, the United Nations says.
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Iran increases persecution of writers, lawyers

Writers and journalists increasingly face arbitrary arrests and long prison sentences in Iran's revolutionary courts. What is the regime afraid of?
A woman and a man looking on as a woman speaks at lectern (Michael Gross/State Dept.)

New U.S. commission to tackle human rights

The U.S. announces the formation of the Commission on Unalienable Rights to review the vital role of human rights in American foreign policy.
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Why are Venezuelan pirates killing Caribbean fishermen?

Venezuelan pirates in the Caribbean Sea are engaged in a booming black-market trade in diapers, narcotics, gasoline and humans.
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China arrests Mongolian historian

China arrested a famous Mongolian historian for his work on the suffering of Mongolians in China during the Cultural Revolution.
Nicolás Maduro Guerra and Nicolás Maduro, next to uniformed men (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

U.S. slaps sanctions on Maduro’s son

Nicolás Maduro relied on his son Nicolasito and others to maintain a stranglehold on the economy and suppress the people of Venezuela.
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U.S. charges Maduro officials responsible for Venezuela blackouts

The Trump administration has indicted two former officials in Venezuela's electricity ministry on U.S. money-laundering charges.