Faces of Iran: Citizens Unjustly Imprisoned
Iranian law criminalizes dissent, and the Iranian government has arrested or imprisoned many of its own citizens for their political activities or beliefs, as well as for their religious beliefs. While there are no exact statistics regarding the number of political prisoners and other prisoners of conscience in Iran, most human rights activists estimate there are about 500 Iranian political prisoners.
Commemorating the ‘Lost Music of the Holocaust’
When many of us reflect on the Holocaust, the beauty of the arts is the farthest thing from our minds. Yet in the death camps of Auschwitz, Dachau, and elsewhere, creativity in captivity flourished as imprisoned artists composed and performed in inhuman conditions.
Spokesperson Psaki on Passage of Restrictive Communications Law in Ecuador
The United States is concerned by the Ecuadorian National Assembly’s passage last Friday of a Communications Law that could restrict freedom of the press and limit the ability of independent media to carry out its functions as a critical part of Ecuador’s democracy.
Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23
- Freedom of Expression: Respect for freedom of opinion and expression plays a fundamental role in the ability of women to interact with society at large...
- Countries of Particular Concern: U.S. is deeply concerned about deplorable human rights situations in Syria, Iran, the DPRK, and Sudan.