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Lee Ching-yu, third from right, holds a photo of her missing husband and pro-democracy activist Lee Ming-che on March 24, 2017, during a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan, with representatives of nongovernmental organizations. (AP)

Wife of Taiwanese Activist Jailed by China to Attend State of the Union

Lee Ching-yu, the wife of imprisoned democracy activist Lee Ming-che, will attend President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night as a guest of Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). Lee Ming-che, a citizen of Taiwan, was arrested in mainland China in 2017 for “subverting state power.”

US goes after Venezuela's oil to hit Maduro

Human Rights Watch Condemns Venezuelan Opposition’s Military Amnesty Offer

The advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Venezuelan President Juan Guaidó and the nation’s legislature on Thursday to reconsider what it described as an “imprecise and vague” law passed to grant amnesty to soldiers who stop taking orders from dictator Nicolás Maduro.

Macron to speak 'more openly' to Sisi on Egypt rights

Lucrative Macron Trip to Egypt Risks New Criticism over Human Rights

France’s Emmanuel Macron began a three-day trip to Egypt on Sunday that will include a meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to sign deals worth hundreds of millions of euros, a move likely to spark new criticism of Egypt’s human rights record.

Security personnel near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, in the Xinjiang region of China. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims in Xinjiang have been held in a network of indoctrination camps.CreditCreditNg Han Guan/Associated Press

China Invites Islamic Country Envoys to Visit Muslim Internment Camps

The Chinese government invited representatives from 12 neighboring, mostly Muslim-majority countries this week to tour some of the internment camps built in western Xinjiang province to indoctrinate, torture, and exploit the labor of Chinese Muslims.

A Muslim ethnic Uighur woman begs with her baby on a street in Urumqi, capital of China's Xinjiang region on July 2, 2010 ahead of the first anniversary of bloody violence that erupted between the region's Uighurs and members of China's majority Han ethnicity. The government says nearly 200 people …

State Media: China Has World’s ‘Fastest Human Rights Progress’

China’s ambassador to South Africa, Lin Songtian, published an opinion column in the official Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily on Friday suggesting that China has the world’s “fastest human rights progress,” “anyone could express his or her views anywhere anytime” in the country, and those who condemn Chinese authoritarianism are hypocrites.

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North Korea: U.S. Human Rights Advocacy ‘a Serious Political Provocation’

North Korea’s state media assailed the United States and allies at the United Nations Tuesday for helping pass a resolution condemning Pyongyang’s decades-long systematic human rights abuses, calling the resolution “a serious political provocation against the dignified” Korean state.

Wife of detained China activist goes bald for justice

Chinese Activists Shave Their Heads to Protest Persecution of Husbands

The wives of four Chinese human-rights lawyers imprisoned in the big crackdown of summer 2015 shaved their heads on Monday to protest the government’s treatment of their husbands. “We can go hairless, but you cannot be lawless,” they declared at the conclusion of their head-shaving event.

A Muslim ethnic Uighur woman begs with her baby on a street in Urumqi, capital of China's Xinjiang region on July 2, 2010 ahead of the first anniversary of bloody violence that erupted between the region's Uighurs and members of China's majority Han ethnicity. The government says nearly 200 people …

China Applauds Its ‘Enormous Progress on Human Rights’ with U.N. Approval

China’s state media outlets praised official Zhang Jun and its United Nations delegation on Monday for celebrating the country’s alleged human rights progress before the international forum, failing to mention Communist Party leader Xi Jinping’s expansion of political re-education camps and terror campaigns against religious minorities.