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Fighting for justice in authoritarian regimes

As the world marks Social Justice Day on February 20, here's a look at injustices that regimes in China, Iran and Venezuela inflict on their own people.
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Measles in Venezuela under control, thanks to international aid

The Pan American Health Organization reports a 91 percent decrease in confirmed measles cases in Venezuela between 2018 and 2019, thanks to foreign aid.
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Remembering the man who inspired ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’

Learn about Josiah Henson, who escorted 118 enslaved people to freedom and whose life story inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe to write "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
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Cuba’s torture methods in Venezuela take a brutal toll

Cuban personnel inside Venezuela are training the Venezuelan special police forces to use torture on its citizens, according to a recent report.
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U.S. launches International Religious Freedom Alliance

Countries from around the world came together to pledge their support in fighting for religious freedom and ending the persecution of religious minorities.
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Gambian works to protect girls from cutting ritual

Giving birth to a daughter inspired Jaha Dukureh to take action to end a painful and medically unnecessary procedure inflicted on girls around the world.
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Iran has jailed 1.7 million in Tehran region, report says

A report by Reporters Without Borders reveals four decades of the Iranian revolutionary regime's lies and its abuses of Iranian citizens.
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Iran’s 41-year ‘brain drain’

An estimated 5 million Iranians, most with advanced university degrees, have left Iran since the Iranian revolution in 1979.
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Where are the Citgo 6?

More than two years ago, the Maduro regime detained six U.S. oil executives in Venezuela without a trial. When will they be returned to the U.S.?