Tents are the difference between life and death.
Yet they still remain afraid of their own citizens and the healthy diversity of news and views which defines a modern society .
The United States is setting a terrible example in Afghanistan on detention practices.
There is compelling evidence suggesting that U.S. personnel have committed acts against detainees amounting to torture or cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment.
Discrimination is forcing many people to live as outcasts, and the Chinese government tolerates it instead of combating it.
The message is clear: If you criticize the government, you will be thrown in jail.
Democracies like the Philippines should be ashamed if they try to block discussion of Burma (Myanmar) at the Security Council.
The Burmese people shouldn't have to wait another generation for the killing to end and democracy to begin, ... The generals have ignored all other demands to end the abuse. It is time for the collective voice of the Security Council to be heard in Rangoon.
The Cambodian government doesn't seem to understand the sad irony of threatening critics of the prime minister on International Human Rights Day, but the rest of the world does. Cambodia seems to be traveling down the path to becoming an elected dictatorship. It is time for Cambodia's friends in the international community to reengage politically and make it clear to the government that it has to meet its human rights commitments.