The United States and international partners are calling for the release of journalists and others unjustly detained in Burma after a military coup.
Authoritarian governments are using the COVID-19 pandemic to justify restrictions on speech and punishments against critics, Human Rights Watch says.
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The authoritarian regimes in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela are cracking down on their citizens' freedoms of speech and of the press.
Almost 80 years after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's famous Four Freedoms speech, the United States continues to champion human rights abroad.
Beijing's crackdown on democracy continues with the disqualification of several pro-democracy lawmakers from the Hong Kong legislature.
The Chinese Communist Party coerces confessions from critics and human rights activists and then publicizes the confessions for propaganda.
In the past six weeks, the illegitimate Maduro regime in Venezuela has detained more journalists and editors for publishing and investigating the truth.