President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt is using human rights activists in a game of geopolitical brinkmanship. What will the new administration do about it?
Jolovan Wham, a civil rights activist in Singapore, was charged with violating the Public Order Act for holding up a cardboard sign with a smiley face on it near a police station in March.
Intel and Nvidia chips power a supercomputing center that tracks people in a place where government suppresses minorities, raising questions about the tech industry’s responsibility.
As the summit’s host, the kingdom hopes to showcase its advances, while critics see an opportunity to pounce. But the virtual event will have a lower profile.
The head of a human rights group and two of its other staff members have joined thousands of opposition figures, protesters and activists already in prison.
Rights groups warn that the charges set a worrying precedent and are part of a strategy by Greek authorities to deter migrants from attempting to travel to the country.
The decision, coming three weeks after the party suspended Jeremy Corbyn, the ex-Labour leader, provoked anger from some British Jews, who said his attempts to clarify his comments were inadequate.
Ten years after she left house arrest and vowed to fight for justice, Myanmar’s civilian leader has instead become a jailer of critics and an apologist for the slaughter of minorities.
From Aung San Suu Kyi to Abiy Ahmed, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded at least six times in the past three decades to recipients whose recognition is being second-guessed.
The United Nations called for an investigation into reports of many people beheaded in northern Mozambique, where Islamist insurgents have stepped up a brutal campaign.
Their neighbors carried out crimes against humanity — and were exposed for it.
Environmental groups argue that exploratory drilling licenses violate a constitutional right to a healthy environment. It’s a test case taking on an industry that is key to the country’s economy.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on taking free weekly Covid-19 tests provided by your company when you don’t necessarily need them — and more.
Outraged by a court decision to ban nearly all abortions, hundreds of thousands have taken part in demonstrations over the past week. The action in Warsaw on Friday was expected to be the biggest so far.
A generation of young women in Egypt who have found their voice on social media are challenging the old rules that blamed women when they were attacked by men.
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes Hindus more equal than religious minorities, Muslims seek equality from the secular Constitution, not Shariah.
As protests against police brutality have subsided after a violent crackdown, they have been followed by a wave of looting and vandalism that the police have vowed to end.
An unlikely collection of lawyers, activists, economists and academics is fueling the tech backlash, armed with funding from billionaire sponsors.
The fiancée of the slain Washington Post journalist sued Prince Mohammed bin Salman in an attempt to learn more about the 2018 killing.
After sheltering a prominent dissident, Yang Bin, a former prosecutor, is now under the scrutiny of the police. But she has no regrets.
A decision to grant asylum on political grounds highlights growing concerns over democratic backsliding in Poland.
Armed with umbrellas, social media and global support, young Thais are taking on a government that has used arrests, legal intimidation and water cannons to try to stop them.
Critics say the administration has targeted a human rights lawyer with economic penalties meant for warlords, dictators and authoritarian governments.
Pham Doan Trang was harassed for years by the Vietnamese police, even beaten. In a letter, she foretold her arrest and called for an end to one-party rule.
Prabowo Subianto, former head of Indonesia’s feared special forces under Suharto and now the minister of defense, had been barred from entering the United States for years.
Villagers confronted officials, and seven police officers are now in jail, in a rare official action to investigate child sexual abuse accusations in Afghanistan.
The ruling comes as the bloc pushes back against a growing authoritarianism by the government of Viktor Orban, but is unlikely to have much effect on the ground.
Even Democrats may find it hard to imagine, but the “leader of the free world” would benefit from United Nations oversight.
India’s border dispute with China has accelerated its relations with the United States. Others worry that warming ties ignore India’s persecution of Muslims.
After months of chaos in the city, something had to be done, and the Chinese government did it.
Residents of the Papua New Guinea region have accused the mining giant of environmental and human rights violations and asked for an investigation.
The organization’s premises have been raided and its bank accounts frozen. The actions, it says, are reprisals for criticizing the country’s human rights record.
Limits on the number of Australians who can return have spurred a growing uproar over the country’s hard-line approach to the coronavirus.
The Palestinian activists were charged after organizing a virtual discussion as a part of a bridge-building initiative focused on peace and empowering young people.
China said it was winding down its “re-education” camps for Uighurs and other minorities, but researchers found evidence that incarceration is on the rise.
Why has the poisoning of Alexei Navalny been met with Western silence?
They may be less appealing than economic prosperity, but they are indispensable.
Paul Rusesabagina went from the world’s most famous Rwandan to a prisoner of his political nemesis, President Paul Kagame, whose government accuses the coolheaded hotelier of murder, arson and terrorism.
President Nicolás Maduro and other high-ranking officials were accused of being behind the detention of government critics and assaults by state security services.
State Department officials have raised alarms about the legal risk in aiding airstrikes that kill civilians. The Trump administration recently suppressed findings as it sold more weapons to Gulf nations.
Aggressive oversight of the aid agency by political appointees at the White House and the State Department has delayed humanitarian aid when the world needs it most.
A champion of human rights, he represented his client and friend in the so-called Rivonia trial of leaders of the African National Congress in the 1960s.
The Oct. 18 election may be the country’s best hope to stop its slide into authoritarianism.
An Iranian athlete was charged with murder after taking part in anti-government protests. Many think the charges are false, motivated by a government seeking to make an example of him.
The latest backlash over Disney’s remake of the movie centers on how it was partly filmed in Xinjiang, where Uighurs live under repression.
The potential move, which could come as soon as Tuesday, comes amid reports of the use of forced labor in Xinjiang, where China has carried out a crackdown against mostly Muslim minorities.
As a United States senator, he spoke of transforming China through trade. As a presidential candidate two decades later, he denounces it as a “dictatorship.”
The protests, strikes and brutal police response invite comparison to Solidarity’s campaign for freedom from Moscow 40 years ago. There are differences.
At least one member of the group was being investigated under the city’s new national security law.
The Trump administration moved to cut off two dozen Chinese companies from the American market on Wednesday, saying they had contributed to China’s controversial island-building campaign.