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Voices of religious freedom: A Holocaust survivor [video]

A survivor of Nazi Germany's persecution of Jews recounts her experience and explains the importance of religious freedom in our modern world.
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Voices of religious freedom: Tortured for her faith [video]

Ji Hyeon-A was detained and tortured in North Korea for her faith. Her story is a stark reminder of the persistence of religious persecution in the world.
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What is causing Iran’s water crisis? [video]

Iranians are running out of water in cities, towns and farms all across the country due to badly managed water resource policies and government corruption.
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Doing business with Iran? Or forcing children into combat? [video]

New U.S. sanctions against Iranian companies supporting the Basij force that uses child soldiers serve as a warning to international businesses.
Protesters chanting and raising their arms (© Iranian Labor News Agency/AP Images)

Iran’s outlaw behavior is a threat to the world [shareable graphics]

The malign behavior of the Iranian regime victimizes the people of Iran and countries throughout the world where it supports war and terrorism.
Persian leopard at night (© Frans Lantinh, National Geographic Creative)

Why jail wildlife experts?

A Canadian-Iranian dual national — arrested by Iranian authorities for his environmental work and contact with foreigners — died during interrogation.
Group of women gesturing with signs (© Javier Galeano/AP Images)

‘No due process’ for critics of Cuban government

Each month, hundreds of Cuban activists are detained unjustly. Meet a few of the people suffering as political prisoners in Cuba.
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Helping Iranians ‘take back their basic human rights’ [video]

Senior U.S. officials spoke to Iranian Americans about the Iranian government's human rights abuses at a discussion during the U.N. General Assembly.

In Iran, these basic freedoms are crimes [infographic]

You might be surprised that some commonplace activities that many people take for granted around the world are deemed illegal in Iran.