Sam Brownback speaking at lectern (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

U.S. Ambassador Sam Brownback on religious freedom

Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom, discusses the importance of fighting religious oppression around the world.
Police officer standing guard in front of palace (© Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

U.S. names special coordinator to stand up for Tibetans

The State Department official will work to counter the deteriorating human rights and increasing repression of the Tibetan community.
Hand holding red carnation against sky (© Hani Mohammed/AP Images)video

Iran’s regime must stop persecuting the Baháʼí [video]

The U.S. is calling on Iran's regime to end its persecution of the Baháʼí religious community, who have faced discrimination in Iran since 1979.
People struggling with each other outside of building (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Venezuela’s crisis threatens nearby democracies

The illegitimate Maduro regime's abetting of illegal activities, like drug and gold trafficking, destroys democracy inside and outside of Venezuela.
Patrons using sign language in bar (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Sign-language-friendly businesses take off

A growing number of deaf-friendly and signing-first businesses — which use sign language as their primary form of communication — are opening in the U.S.
Soldiers and police officers escorting detained men (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

Maduro targets journalists and doctors, new report says

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Maduro regime has arbitrarily arrested, detained and tortured anyone who disagrees with his illegitimate government.
Person rubbing shoe on picture of Bashar al-Assad (© Muhammad al-Rifai/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

U.S. sanctions supporters of Assad’s brutal regime

Bashar al-Assad's brutal regime has killed civilians in numerous Syrian towns. Learn how U.S. sanctions seek to end the violence.
Michael Pompeo standing at a lectern giving a speech (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

In Rome, Pompeo salutes defenders of religious freedom

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo urges religious leaders to defend those who are forbidden from practicing their faith by authoritarian regimes.
Police lining up people against wall (© Ivan Alvarado/Reuters)

U.N. rebukes Maduro for torture, executions, disappearances

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and an independent U.N. report detail Maduro's human rights abuses in Venezuela.