2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, 57, is a Chinese scholar and renowned dissident who was sentenced to 11 years in prison for “inciting subversion of state power” on December 25, 2009, for his role in drafting Charter […]
Eskinder Nega, 43, is a prominent Ethiopian journalist who was convicted and sentenced to 18 years in prison on terrorism charges. Prior to his detention, Mr. Nega was a widely published independent journalist and a well-known critic of Prime Minister [...]
Mr. Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, 51, is a prominent human rights defender convicted and sentenced to life in prison on June 22, 2011 for financing and participating in terrorism to overthrow the government, as well as spying for a foreign country [...]
Dilmurod Saidov, 51, is a prominent Uzbek journalist and human rights activist who has been wrongly detained in Uzbekistan since 2009 on fabricated extortion and forgery charges. Prior to his detention, his articles appeared in many local newspapers, and were […]
Doan Huy Chuong, 27, Do Thi Minh Hanh, 28, and Nguyen Hoang Quoc Hung, 31, are labor activists detained in Vietnam since February 2010 for organizing workers at a shoe factory. Mr. Doan and Ms. Hanh are serving [...]
This month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the 21st African Union (AU) summit. The message he brings will speak volumes about the future of American engagement on the continent [...]
Washington, D.C. – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and a bipartisan group of members sent the following letter to Secretary of State John Kerry expressing concern about the harassment and abuse inflicted upon Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng and his family by local officials in the Shandong Province of China [...]
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