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Inmates attend a ceremony to mark Mother's Day with some of their mothers at Chongqing Prison May 8, 2005 in Chongqing Municipality, China. The prison has invited mothers of inmates to celebrate Mother's Day during an event at the facility. China has carried out prison reform in big cities like …

China Encourages World to Embrace Death Penalty for Drug Crimes

China’s government-run Global Times newspaper encouraged the world on Thursday to embrace capital punishment for drug crimes, lamenting that “some people are still spending plenty of time talking about human right [sic] of drug smugglers.”

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Clashes Erupt as Sudanese March on Presidential Palace

CAIRO — Sudanese police used tear gas and fired in the air Tuesday to disperse thousands of protesters attempting to march on the presidential palace in Khartoum to demand that Omar Bashir, Sudan’s president of 29 years, step down, according to activists and video clips posted online.

The worn bars in the cell block are seen at Alcatraz Island, a 22-acre rocky outcrop situated 1.5 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay, August 11, 2011. Seventy-seven years ago on August 11, 1934, a group of federal prisoners classified as "most dangerous" arrived at the new high-security penitentiary designed …

Colombia Protests Dozens of Hostages Held in Venezuela

Colombia presented a complaint to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on Wednesday over the “arbitrary detention” of 59 of its citizens by the Maduro regime in Venezuela.

Turkey intensifies Syria campaign against Kurdish militia

Erdogan Arrests Turkish Doctors for Condemning Military Operation in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian crackdown on dissent from his war in Syria continued on Tuesday with the arrest of eleven members of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB), who dared to issue a public denunciation of the ironically-named “Operation Olive Branch.”

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2017 file photo, taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, university students attend an anti-government protest inside Tehran University, in Tehran, Iran. As nationwide protests have shaken Iran over the last week, the Islamic …

State Department: Iran Has Arrested ‘at Least 1,000’ Protesters

The State Department announced on Thursday that Iran’s Islamic regime has arrested at least 1,000 Iranians since protests began and announced that it will hold an emergency meeting to discuss the uprising and how to provide support for the people.

China's President Xi Jinping (C) arrives to speak on the final day of the APEC CEO Summit, part of the broader Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit, in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 10, 2017. World leaders and senior business figures are gathering in the Vietnamese city …

China Congratulates Itself for Making ‘Remarkable Progress’ on Human Rights

China’s state-run Xinhua news service brings the joyous news that China’s State Council Information Office has declared China is making “remarkable progress” on human rights. This is a remarkable development, since authoritarian communist dictatorships are usually very critical of themselves.