Last year saw a peak in almost a quarter of a century for Russians seeking to leave their homeland for the U.S., on the grounds of persecution.
The four countries singled out in the latest State Department report on human rights are the same targeted by U.S. foreign policy.
The data was released shortly after the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl in the city of Kasur sparked a national debate about sexual assault and violence in the country.
A government list of 600 alleged Communist fighters includes Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, U.N. special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples.
China used a so-called “red notice” label activist Dolkun Isa a terrorist.
"The United States should not persist in practices that traumatize children and their families," says senior children's rights counsel at Human Rights Watch Michael Garcia Bochenek.
"This sends a clear signal that women's reproductive rights are not a priority for this administration," a State Department official told Politico.
Rights activist Ismae Teh says military personnel punched and kicked him, electrocuted him and beat him with a stick until he passed out.
“More than 90 percent of pious Muslim women in the Muslim world do not wear abayas. So we should not force people to wear abayas.”
The president's "insatiable admiration for strongmen" has had dangerous implications outside the U.S., Human Rights Watch says.
"The American Dream is rapidly becoming the American Illusion," Philip Alston said.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley denounced North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
They also did not know cures for diseases existed.
Elephants are self-aware, autonomous beings capable of expressing empathy towards others—traits that make them "legal persons," according to the Nonhuman Rights Project.
Almost no one is brought to justice for these gross human rights violations.
After reportedly doubling their control of the country, Syrian troops conducted a nighttime raid behind enemy lines with the help of Russia.
Guantánamo's youngest prisoner was forced into joining militants in Afghanistan.
One man has been arrested and two are missing according to China Labor Watch.
The facility was at an institution where officials believe the Syrian regime hanged thousands of prisoners.
Rights groups have accused Ethiopian security forces of opening fire on protesters, killing hundreds.