In a follow-up tweet, Castro called for the breakup of ICE in order to "build a more humane immigration system."
Sanctions were levied today by the U.S. against human rights abusers in six countries in a move corresponding with the United Nations celebration of International Human Rights Day.
It's no secret that the United States is outright rejecting international norms and agreements, but creating and expanding policies that erode our commitment to protecting women and families is a travesty.
With a focus on climate change, the United Nations celebrates this year's Human Rights Day by focusing on children and young adults.
President Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act into law Wednesday, after earlier failing to commit to the bill over apparent concerns about trade implications with China.
More than 1 million people are believed to be detained in "re-education" camps in the restive western Chinese province of Xinjiang.
Mohamed Ali's videos condemning the corruption of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's regime sparked violent protests in September.
Saudi Arabian Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz al-Saud is reportedly being kept under house arrest following her mysterious disappearance back in March.
Five months of protests is taking its toll among young people heading to the front lines, who risk serious injury, arrest or even death.
Assad's forces have used tactics including indiscriminate bombing, chemical weapons and mass disappearances in their effort to bring all of Syria back under the dictator's control.
The Israeli government and right-wing NGOs have sought to suppress the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.
Hatice Cengiz, finacee of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and Christophe Deloire, president of Reporters Without Borders, take the G20 to task over global impunity for violence against journalists.
Turkey's offensive into Syria launched a new round of horror and death for fighters and civilians.
The House voted overwhelmingly to support the bill recognizing the early 20th century genocide, in which more than 1 million Armenians are thought to have been killed.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said China was "strongly indignant" after Pence delivered his speech.
A former State Department official has testified that President Donald Trump has "compromised" efforts by his own administration to punish and end human rights abuses in the Chinese region of Xinjiang by ignoring the issue.
The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 bill would allow the U.S. to sanction Chinese and Hong Kong officials believed to be undermining the territory's autonomy.
At least 750 children have been arrested by Hong Kong police since mass anti-government protests broke out in June.
UNICEF announced this year's theme as "GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable," an occasion to "celebrate achievements by, with and for girls."
The Ugandan bill—colloquially known as "Kill the Gays"—was nullified in 2014 on a technicality but the government said it plans to resurrect the bill within a few weeks.
Turkey wants to clear Kurdish armed forces away from its southern border in "Operation Peace Spring."
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the ban was needed as a "deterrent to radical behavior" following months of anti-government protests.
Despite the government's iron fist, Egyptians are still intent on taking to the streets.
Two Iranians, Ali Nafarieh and Mohammad Ali Babapour, have been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on charges of spying for the U.S. A third unidentified person has been sentenced to death.
The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 moved through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday.
The evangelical leader also suggested that persecuted Indians should pray for Modi in the hope it will prompt him to better protect religious minorities.
Hong Kong has experienced its 16th consecutive weekend of protests as activists seek to force the Beijing-backed government to offer further democratic concessions.
The proposed statutes are "disastrous not only for women and religious and gender minorities, but for all Indonesians," said Human Rights Watch.
The body of LGBT activist Yelena Grigoryeva was found in St. Petersburg on July 20, with evidence she had been choked and stabbed. Now a suspect has confessed but Grigoryeva's friends are dubious.
More than 1,300 protesters have been arrested since the unrest began, and a new report has shed light on accusations of cruel and unusual punishment of detainees by police.