Freedom Of Expression
The United States is continuing to exert economic and diplomatic pressure on the repressive and corrupt regime of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.
Life for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang is like living in an open-air prison, with cameras everywhere, police on every corner and no privacy.
Academics and policymakers say the Chinese Communist Party exports censorship to universities in other countries through its cultural centers.
Iran's Islamic Republic hands out "lashing" sentences based on its penal code. Learn who is punished in this cruel and barbaric manner and why.
Uighurs who survived China’s detention camps or lost family members to the camps shared their stories with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Even the little joys of life are spoiled by Iranian officials. Learn how a marriage proposal and "happy" music earned only wrath from the hardliners.
Land and wildlife conservationists are frequent targets of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and are tried in secretive revolutionary courts.
The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are the State Department’s most-read publication. More than 1 million readers access it every year.
Iran imprisoned Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian for 18 months on spying charges. His memoir tells the story of a terrifying ordeal.