Freedom Of Expression

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China arrests Mongolian historian

China arrested a famous Mongolian historian for his work on the suffering of Mongolians in China during the Cultural Revolution.
Drawing of student using diploma as megaphone (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Study in the U.S. … and speak out

What rights do international students have? The right to free speech lets every student in the U.S. ask big questions in and out of the classroom.
Drawing of Chinese dragon wrapped around speech balloon (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Why is China suppressing speech at schools in other countries?

Universities rely on free speech. But the Chinese government is using students in other countries to suppress political opinions it doesn't like.
Crowd of people waiting for food (© Eraldo Peres/AP Images)

In pictures: The suffering of Venezuela’s people

Venezuelans have long suffered under the illegitimate Maduro regime's corruption and mismanagement, which has driven millions out of the country
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Pompeo salutes heroes of Tiananmen Square [video]

Secretary Pompeo commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Chinese government's violent crackdown on peaceful demonstrators in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
Lit candles and a person's hands clasped in prayer (© Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters)

Iran’s ‘systematic targeting’ of religious minorities

A new report says Iran has heightened its persecution of religious minorities, including Muslim minorities that don't agree with its Shiite regime.
Drawing of person caught in cogs (Yasser Castellanos)

Cuban artists protest government restrictions

Cuban artists are boycotting the 2019 Havana Biennial. Their alternative show protests Decree 349, a law that makes independent artistic expression a crime.
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U.S. tightens sanctions on Nicaragua in runup to anniversary of protests

The United States is continuing to exert economic and diplomatic pressure on the repressive and corrupt regime of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.
Lone figure walking along narrow street in darkness (© Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

China’s surveillance state: An open-air prison in Xinjiang

Life for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang is like living in an open-air prison, with cameras everywhere, police on every corner and no privacy.