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June 30, 2016
Romania calls for probe of 2 ex-prison chiefs for 204 deaths
A Romanian government institute tasked with investigating communist-era crimes has called for two former prison chiefs to be ...
June 19, 2016
Albania's broken men fear prison horrors will be forgotten
Buried in the mountains of northern Albania are crumbling buildings and an old copper mine where political prisoners were ...
May 30, 2016
Saudi human rights activist sentenced to 8 years in prison
A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced a member of an independent human rights organization to eight years in prison in the latest ...
May 30, 2016
Bahrain court more than doubles opposition leader's sentence
A Bahraini appeals court on Monday more than doubled the prison term for the country's top Shiite opposition figure in a ...
May 27, 2016
Correction: Argentina-Operation Condor story
In a story May 27 about an Argentina court ruling on human rights crimes related to the Operation Condor conspiracy in South ...
May 23, 2016
Maldives' ex-leader says he's received asylum in Britain
The former president of the Maldives said Monday that he's been granted political asylum in Britain where he had traveled for ...
May 22, 2016
Vietnam votes for rubber-stamp assembly before Obama visit
Just hours before President Barack Obama's first visit to Vietnam, the country voted Sunday in once-every-five-year elections ...
May 18, 2016
Uganda: Opposition leader remanded to maximum security jail
Uganda's opposition leader was remanded Wednesday to a maximum security prison in the capital after being charged with ...
May 09, 2016
Bahrain says it will release prominent female activist
Bahrain's Foreign Ministry said Monday that a prominent female activist will be released after spending nearly two months in ...
April 29, 2016
South Sudan forms new coalition government of national unity
South Sudan's leaders have formed a transitional coalition government bringing together politicians from the government and ...
April 19, 2016
Macedonia's prisoners ask for presidential pardons
Nearly 2,000 prisoners in Macedonia have called on President Gjorge Ivanov to grant them partial pardons reducing their ...
April 18, 2016
Myanmar's Suu Kyi vows to amend junta-era constitution
Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi vowed Monday to push for constitutional amendments to build a true democracy in ...
April 17, 2016
Myanmar's new president pledges to free political prisoners
Myanmar's new president on Sunday pledged to continue efforts to release remaining political prisoners as part of the ...
April 08, 2016
Russia looking at possible transfer of Ukrainian convicts
Russia's Justice Ministry says it is looking into a Kiev request to transfer filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and three other Ukrainian ...
April 08, 2016
Myanmar frees over 100 political prisoners, but jails 2
More than 100 political prisoners in Myanmar have been freed under an amnesty ordered by the country's new de facto leader, ...
April 01, 2016
Prominent political prisoner freed in Myanmar, many remain
A prominent political prisoner was released Friday after he finished his six-month jail sentence, coincidentally on the day ...
March 30, 2016
Romanian court hands ex-prison chief 20 years for 103 deaths
A Romanian court has sentenced a former prison commander to 20 years in prison for the deaths of 103 political prisoners ...
March 21, 2016
Obama, Castro lay bare tensions on embargo, human rights
Laying bare a half-century of tensions, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro prodded each other Monday over ...
March 16, 2016
Breivik slams prison food, praises Hitler in court speech
Norway's worst mass killer pledged allegiance to Nazism, compared himself to Nelson Mandela and complained about being served ...
March 14, 2016
UN rights expert: North Korean leader should be prosecuted
A U.N. expert on human rights in North Korea said Monday supreme leader Kim Jong Un and other top officials should be ...