Danny Fenster, who has become an international symbol of the military’s crackdown, was ordered on Monday to remain in confinement.
The trial of Paul Rusesabagina, whose story was portrayed in the Oscar-nominated movie, drew widespread attention and international condemnation.
In an executive order, President Biden targeted all sides of the widening conflict in Africa’s second most populous country, demanding an end to fighting and safe passage for aid.
Both countries took steps aimed at improving Egypt’s poor human rights record, but rights advocates found them short of the mark.
Claims that the minister in charge of prison affairs had barged into jail while drunk and forced Tamil inmates to kneel at gunpoint come amid U.N. discussions on the country’s human rights record.
Researchers at Citizen Lab found that NSO Group, an Israeli spyware company, had infected Apple products without so much as a click.
Twenty years after the attacks, the United States is still grappling with the consequences of brutal interrogations carried out in the name of national security.
Governments of the two countries have been toppled by pariah regimes. Will they get seats at the world’s biggest diplomatic table anyway?
The West must not mistake tactical flexibility for real change.
We’re in an era of post-religious holy wars.
A community in Tijuana is a model of a physically and psychologically safe place for vulnerable migrants.
The blaze at the facility west of Jakarta highlighted the problems of the country’s overburdened correctional system.
The convictions of Maria Kolesnikova, a fierce opponent of President Aleksandr Lukashenko, and a colleague are part of a crackdown on dissent following a disputed election last year.
A crackdown on opposition by President Daniel Ortega leaves Nicaraguans to wonder: Who is next?
As the Taliban advanced, safe houses for women closed, and the staff sheltered girls at home as relatives released from prison threatened to kill them.
Thousands did not make it onto U.S. military evacuation flights. Many of them are now in hiding, worried for their safety and their future.
The withdrawal from Afghanistan is a final step in the transformation of American warfare into something sanitized and edited out of view.
The extremist group back in charge of Afghanistan has been a pariah to much of the world for its legacy of brutality, and the prospects for greater acceptance remain unclear.
Terry Albury, an idealistic F.B.I. agent, grew so disillusioned by the war on terror that he was willing to leak classified documents — and go to prison for doing it.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Russia failed to investigate the abduction and murder of Natalya Estemirova, a human rights researcher, but did not directly implicate the state in her killing.
Experts say the current exodus of journalists and dissidents is the biggest wave of political emigration in the country’s post-Soviet history.
Taliban leaders have promised amnesty to Afghan officials and soldiers, but there are increasing reports of detentions, disappearances and even executions.
The State Department is frantically trying to track down U.S. citizens. Tens of thousands of Afghan allies will all but certainly be left behind.
Zhang Zhan was sentenced to four years for videos about failures in handling the virus. She now weighs less than 90 pounds, her former lawyer says.
Despite a government campaign of terror and arbitrary arrests, thousands of activists are working clandestinely to spread dissent and undermine the government.
The group’s head-spinning claims of moderation follow a common playbook for rebel-held governments, with mixed lessons for Afghanistan’s future.
With elections looming in Germany and France, European politicians are terrified of another mass movement of migrants. But experts say the comparison with 2015 is flawed.
Afghan women who worked with the U.S. or international groups are frantically erasing any trace of those links for fear that they will be targeted by the Taliban.
In their first statement since taking control, the Taliban hinted at a rule unlike their brutal regime a generation ago, trying to placate skeptics.
In the years since the U.S. invasion toppled the Taliban, women and girls have done things that would have been unimaginable under their rule. But will those gains hold?
In the last two decades, millions of Afghan women and girls received an education. Now the future they were promised is in imminent danger.
The godfathers of “Woke Inc.” stumble in the Middle East.
In Taipei, young people like Nancy Tao Chen Ying watched as the Hong Kong protests were brutally extinguished. Now they wonder what’s in their future.
Applications seemingly from Black candidates got fewer replies than those evidently from white candidates. The method could point to specific companies.
Beijing accused Washington of a “thinly veiled attempt to contain and suppress China,” in remarks released before talks with a visiting U.S. diplomat had ended.
A day after his troops withdrew from the Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed defended the military campaign but said it was no longer bearable.
The capture of the capital, Mekelle, by Tigrayan forces was a major blow to Ethiopia’s leader, eight months into a war that has resulted in widespread famine and one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.
Neighbors are urged to report on one another. Children are taught to look for traitors. Officials are pressed to pledge their loyalty.
The report draws on evidence from 60 countries and urges nations to take action to root out systemic racism against people of African descent.
The generals who seized power five months ago have shown no inclination to heed international pleas to reverse themselves, even as Myanmar slides into a failed state.
The United States has a dark history of court-sanctioned sterilization, but more recent rulings and legislation suggest it would violate a basic right.
Much of the world’s polysilicon, used to make solar panels, comes from Xinjiang, where the United States has accused China of committing genocide through its repression of Uyghurs.
The move could provide tens of thousands of people enrolled in a program that sent applicants to wait in Mexico a way to return to the United States to pursue their claims again.
The training, approved by the State Department, underscores the perils of military partnerships with repressive governments.
Ebrahim Raisi, who is accused of grave human rights violations, has also been penalized by the European Union.
Rival candidates conceded the election to Mr. Raisi, Iran’s judiciary chief, a close ally of the supreme leader who has a record of grave human rights violations.
Six citizens of Mali had sued Nestlé USA and Cargill, accusing the companies of profiting from child slavery on Ivory Coast cocoa farms.
After their first summit meeting, the two leaders described each other with respect but resolved none of the disagreements that have sent U.S.-Russian ties to their lowest level since the Cold War.
Legislation increasing sentences for pedophiles was changed to include restrictions on portrayals of homosexuality and transgender people that young people might see.
Hamane Niang, the leader of basketball’s global governing body known as FIBA, led Mali’s federation at a time of systemic exploitation of female players, activists say. FIBA announced an investigation.