Freedom Of Assembly

People running to take cover from tear gas (© Kin Cheung/AP Images)

Pompeo: Beijing is undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy

Learn what Secretary of State Michael Pompeo means when he says Hong Kong no longer maintains its high degree of autonomy from China.
Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli speaking into many microphones (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

Iranian regime official authorized police to kill protesters

The U.S. sanctioned Iran's interior minister for allowing police to kill protesters. Learn more about the regime's violence against its own citizens.
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Iran’s regime imprisons protesters, not perpetrators

Iran's regime is punishing protesters rather than those responsible for downing a civilian airliner. Learn more about the regime's response to the tragedy.
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Maduro’s crimes against Venezuela continue

Since Nicolás Maduro assumed an illegitimate second term as president, he has continued to perpetrate crimes. Here are some of the worst.
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The power of peaceful protest [video]

See how peaceful protests can lead to positive social and political changes, especially if they include a wide representation of citizens.
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Leaders condemn Maduro’s attack on democracy [photo gallery]

After former President Maduro's failed attempts to prevent democracy in Venezuela, international leadership came out in droves to condemn his actions.
Man climbing over fence into compound (© Matias Delacroix/AP Images)

Venezuela’s National Assembly re-elects Juan Guaidó as leader

Former President Nicolás Maduro tried to block an election in Venezuela's National Assembly, the country's one remaining democratic body.
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Iran’s regime tries to stifle 40-day anniversary of protests

December 26 marks 40 days since the start of the protests in Iran and a day of mourning for fallen demonstrators. See what Iran's leaders are trying to do.
A shirtless child wearing a surgical mask and a slingshot around his neck making peace signs (© Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

In photos: Protesters around the world demand their rights

See photographs of protests from Venezuela, Iran and Iraq as citizens around the world demand their rights and fundamental freedoms.