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Chilean Lawmaker: ‘We Have Forgotten’ Cuba’s Human Rights Atrocities

Chilean lawmaker Luis Pardo Sainz co-sponsored a bill this week urging Santiago to help create a court to prosecute human rights violations by the communist government of Cuba. Pardo Sainz told Breitbart News Friday that the move is necessary because the world has “forgotten” the Castro regime’s crimes.

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Ukraine President Offers Citizenship to Russians Persecuted Under Putin

Ukraine’s President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky said in a Facebook post this weekend that he would make Russians first in line for Ukrainian citizenship because they “suffer more than everyone else” under Russian President Vladimir Putin’s authoritarian regime.

Clown or candidate? Ukraine presidential favourite keeps audience guessing

Brunei Imposes Sharia Law: Homosexuals May Be Imprisoned, Tortured, and Executed

Brunei’s already strict Islamic criminal code will enter an even tougher new stage next week with the introductions of laws mandating lengthy prison terms, whipping, and even execution for homosexual behavior. Brunei is set to become the first Asian country to punish homosexuality with the death penalty, as several Arab countries do.

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Queen Saleha wave to crowds during Thursday's golden jubilee procession

U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Criticizes U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela

The United Nations Human Rights Commissioner and former President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, has expressed concern over the deteriorating human rights situation in Venezuela, yet also criticized U.S. sanctions against the Maduro regime designed to cripple their access to financial resources. 

UN rights chief steps up criticism of Trump's Venezuela sanctions

U.S. State Department Compares China’s Human Rights Abuses to Stalin and Hitler

The U.S. State Department published its annual report on global human rights abuses on Wednesday, spotlighting China’s mass detention of Uighur Muslims in the rollout. The head of the State Department human rights bureau compared China’s actions to the horrors of Stalin’s Russia and Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Furious Chinese officials responded by accusing the United States of “prejudice” and a “Cold War mentality.”

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Trump to Launch Worldwide Fight to Decriminalize Homosexuality

The Trump administration will launch an effort to decriminalize homosexuality in countries where it is still illegal, as part of a diplomatic push for LGBTQ rights — and an effort to isolate Iran, which persecutes homosexuals.

LGBTs for Trump (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)