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Pope Francis speaks of religion as a uniting force

All may practice their religious faiths freely in the United States, and American society is enriched by this diversity of religions.
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Venezuelans rise up for their future [video]

On February 2, Venezuelans took to the streets in support of constitutionally appointed interim President Juan Guaidó.
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In photos: Venezuelans walk out to support democracy

Venezuelans from all walks of life took to the streets in a National Walkout Day to support interim President Juan Guaidó and a democratic future.
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U.N. condemns Iran’s human rights abuses

The U.N. General Assembly adopts a resolution censuring Iran's human rights record, including torture and imprisoning human rights defenders.
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‘No guarantee of rights’: The plight of Iranian workers

Workers in Iran receive prison and lashes for peacefully advocating better labor conditions. The world rebukes the Iranian regime in response.
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Nicaragua’s people under attack by their own government [video]

An attack on student protesters in July was among the incidents prompting President Trump's executive order pressuring Nicaragua to restore the rule of law.

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.
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The injustice of life in Iran [video]

See how the Iranian regime routinely and brutally suppresses dissent among its citizens through arbitrary arrest, imprisonment and execution.
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Iran arrests scientists trying to solve water crisis

Water shortages caused by drought in Iran are further compounded by failed government policies and corruption. As the crisis worsens, Iran's security forces are arresting scientists trying to help.