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Prisoners of Conscience

Katherine Brooks

Former Pussy Riot Members Will Return To Russia In Effort To 'Make It A Free Country'

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.07.2014 | Arts

Two former members of Pussy Riot made their first U.S. appearances this week, gracing the stage of Amnesty International's "Bring Human Rights Home" c...

What Happens in Moscow Doesn't Stay in Moscow: Crackdowns on Basic Freedoms in Russia - And Why the U.S. Should Care

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Frank Jannuzi

Since President Putin's election, Russian authorities have intensified their assault on basic freedoms and undermined rule of law. This crackdown should be a matter of grave concern to the United States.

What Great Powers Do

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 08.07.2013 | World
Frank Jannuzi

As President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China begin discussions designed to forge closer personal bonds between the two nations, they should not shy away from uncomfortable topics. The centerpiece for this summit ought to be crafting a shared vision on human rights.

Group Protects Women From Gender-Based Violence

Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact

By Sara Benincasa, TakePart It’s not easy being a woman these days, particularly under certain regimes that seem bound and determined to suppress...

Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Reportedly Detained on Christmas Day

Kristin Wright | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Kristin Wright

Youcef Nadarkhani, a pastor who was sentenced to death in Iran for the crime of apostasy and spent more than three years in prison, has been allegedly detained on Christmas Day in his home city of Rasht.

This Weekend in Bahrain: Will US Officials Stand Up for Freedom?

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Sunjeev Bery

While Bahraini prisoners of conscience languish in jail cells, will U.S. and Bahraini officials continue with business as usual? Or will there be consequences for the relationship when a U.S. military ally represses its citizens?

CENSORED

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 06.27.2012 | Home

Last week, we ran a post about Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour, who was barred from leaving Iran for being a conscientious objector, but still ...

Democratic Opening in Bahrain Needs Release of All Prisoners of Conscience

Jean-François Julliard | Posted 11.06.2011 | World
Jean-François Julliard

The international community must press Bahrain to drop all charges still pending against prisoners of conscience and to quash the sentences of those that have been convicted.

Countdown to Burma's Elections

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

In three short weeks, Myanmar (formerly Burma) will hold its first national elections in two decades. Regretfully, the polls will be overshadowed by a backdrop of political repression and fear.