One Year After Disputed Election, Hundreds of Protesters Remain in Prison
One year after the disputed Iranian presidential election, the atmosphere in Iran is markedly different than the images of mass protests beamed across the airwaves and through cyberspace a year ago. Public demonstrations of dissent have all but disappeared and protesters have been forced underground -- Iran is more of a closed society than ever.
Human Rights Watch report leads to arrests in Cuska killings
On May 14, 1999, during NATO's air campaign against Yugoslavia, Serbian security forces descended on the small village of Cuska in western Kosovo. The armed men rounded up the villagers, all ethnic Albanians, killing some and demanding money and valuables from the rest. They herded groups of men into three houses and opened fire with machine guns before setting the houses on fire.
From Lebanon’s advocacy campaign to June’s international convention
The search engine stops censoring information and ideas in China
Last month, Google - one of the world's most important technology companies - stood up to the Chinese government by making it clear that it will not be complicit in censoring information and ideas.
Deadly groups terrorize citizens
Making a difference for children living with HIV/AIDS
James, like many HIV-positive orphans in Kenya, went to live with a relative when his parents died of AIDS.
"He saw me as a burden," James told Juliane Kippenberg, a senior researcher in the Children's Rights Division, of the uncle who became his guardian. "He told me I should have died instead of my parents."