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Ladies in White, a women's dissident group that calls for the release of political prisoners, begin their weekly march in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, March 20, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama arrives Sunday afternoon for a three-day visit to Cuba, the first visit by a U.S. president to the island in …

Cuba: Over Half of Dissidents Violently Arrested in September Were Women

A monthly report tracking politically motivated arrests in Cuba published this week revealed that over half the victims of these arrests, most members of pro-democracy dissident groups, were women, an indication the communist regime is systematically targeting women for repression.

Cuban dissident, leader of the Human Rights organization Ladies in White, Berta Soler, speaks during a interview in Havana, on November 27, 2016, two days after the death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro died late November 25 in Havana, his brother, President Raul Castro, …

Cuba: Video Shows Brutal Arrest of Pro-Democracy Ladies in White

Cuban dissidents published a video Sunday showing the head of Cuba’s pro-democracy Ladies in White group, Berta Soler, being assaulted and dragged away by state security for holding up a sign reading “Revolution is Repression.”

Former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli arrives at Southwark Crown Court, in central London, on September 10, 2012. A trader accused of losing $2.3 billion in a fraud at Swiss bank UBS goes on trial in London on Monday in a case expected to once again put the supervision of bankers …

Convicted Fraudster Has Deportation Delayed

A convicted fraudster responsible for the biggest trading loss in UK banking history has won a last-minute reprieve from his planned deportation.

TOPSHOT - A demonstrator wearing a mask painted with the colours of the flag of East Turkestan and a hand bearing the colours of the Chinese flag attends a protest of supporters of the mostly Muslim Uighur minority and Turkish nationalists to denounce China's treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims during …

China: Muslim Torture Camps Are Necessary ‘Education Centers’

A Chinese official dismissed reports of Beijing establishing “political re-education camps” for Uighur Muslims in western Xinjiang province on Thursday, telling reporters that the camps are “vocational centers” necessary to integrate less wealthy citizens into the Chinese economy.

Ma'ruf Amin is an Indonesian Islamic scholar, seventh leader of the Indonesian Ulema Council as well as the tenth chairman of the advisory council of en:Nahdlatul Ulama.

Indonesian President Chooses Muslim Cleric as Running Mate

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has chosen a hardline Muslim cleric as his running mate in next year’s presidential election, hoping to improve his credentials among the country’s Islamic population.

Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia shown in October 22, 2002. Liu Xia was put under house arrest after her husband won the Nobel Peace Prize and their supporters often say she is guilty of nothing but the 'crime' of being Liu Xiaobo's wife

Liu Xiaobo’s Widow Avoids Berlin Memorial as China Holds Her Brother Hostage

The good news for Chinese human rights activists this week is that Liu Xia, widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, was finally released after eight years of completely unjustified house arrest and allowed to leave China. The bad news is that China is still controlling her by keeping her brother as a hostage.

‘No Escape’: Author Details the Horrors of North Korean Prison Camps

North Korea’s Chamber of Horrors: Oppression, Slavery, and Starvation

President Donald Trump praised North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as a “funny guy” who “loves his people” on Tuesday after concluding his summit with Kim. Kim definitely has a funny way of demonstrating that love, because North Koreans are the most abused people on Earth, and that is definitely not an easy title to win.

North Korea has arrested and jailed several US citizens in the past decade, often releasing them only after high-profile visits by current or former US officials or former US presidents

Human Rights Advocates Call for Release of Prisoners from North Korea

In an op-ed published Monday by the South China Morning Post, former North Korean detainee Robert Park urged President Donald Trump to keep the plight of North Korean prisoners in mind when he meets with dictator Kim Jong-un. Park seconded a U.N. official’s call for the Kim regime to issue a general amnesty for political prisoners during or soon after the summit.

US President Donald Trump (R) poses for photographs with North Korea's Kim Yong Chol (L) at the White House after their Oval Office talks

Trump Confirms Human Rights Not Discussed with North Koreans

A leading North Korean official and U.S. Treasury-sanctioned “Specially Designated Person” Kim Yong-cho; delivered a personal letter to President Donald Trump from Kim Jong-un on Friday, as peace negotiations between the two countries appear to make progress.

Markets were subdued despite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday calling a halt to nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches

State Dept.: North Korea Using Executions, Torture Against ‘Serious Threat’ of Christianity

The U.S. State Department affirms in its annual International Religious Freedom Report, published Tuesday, that the communist regime controlling North Korea “considered Christianity a serious threat, as it challenged the official cult of personality and provided a platform for social and political organization and interaction outside the government.”

North Korea severely punished citizens for viewing foreign media, a defector said Monday. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI

Report: Human Rights Group Not Publicizing North Korea Findings for Fear of ‘Agitating’

Chosun Ilbo, a conservative-leaning South Korean newspaper, reports Wednesday that a prominent think tank’s annual review of the human rights situation in North Korea has received no press promotion, “apparently for fear that any widely publicized criticism of the North here could agitate the regime and jeopardize the détente.”