Chinese officials promised this week that they no longer harvest organs from executed prisoners, and their international medical guests seemed eager to believe them.
At least 1,000 protesters were arrested this month in one Ethiopian town. Mayor Ararsa Merdesa of Sebeta said most are either still detained or under investigation. It is the latest evidence of increasing crackdowns on protests in the country.
Refugees held in Australia’s offshore detention center on the island of Nauru live in deplorable conditions, according to an Amnesty International report. The third report this year to examine detentions.
The battle to liberate Mosul from Islamic State has begun, which may yield a crucial military victory – at the expense of more than a million civilians.
After decades of of civil conflict, Sri Lanka is experiencing an increase in violence against women, demanding extra efforts of activists.
Boko Haram has freed 21 of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group in April 2014 in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok, the government said on Thursday.
The U.N.’s High Commissioner for Human Rights is worried about the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency. He is particularly concerned by statements made by Trump that condone the use of torture and the persecution of minorities.
Weeks after the end of the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, child rights advocates are calling on the International…
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) — The top U.N. human rights forum agreed on Friday to set up a commission…
The Roman Catholic Church in Mexico has criticized state governments, accusing them of trying to smear the reputations of three…