The former president is pledging to wage war against Mexico's drug cartels if reelected in 2024. His plan includes pushing Congress to institute the death penalty for drug dealers and smugglers.
As Jimmy Carter rests in hospice care at his home in Georgia, The Associated Press reached out to former political prisoners who credit him with saving their lives. Carter is known around the world for trying to put human rights at the center of America's foreign policy.
Singapore on Wednesday executed a man accused of coordinating a cannabis delivery, despite pleas for clemency from his family and protests from activists that he was convicted on weak evidence.
Kara-Murza's sentence is the harshest prison term delivered yet to a government opponent since the Kremlin launched its war in Ukraine in February 2022.
He died in St. Kitts of aspiration pneumonia. He was known for his advocacy against South African apartheid and for Haitian democracy.
The former president’s desire to further human rights began in early life and continued through his time in the White House and beyond. But he hit his stride as a 21st-century advocate for women.
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to film director Daniel Roher about his award winning documentary detailing the events following assassination attempt of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Iran has jailed up to 20,000 people in months of protests against the regime. The announcement that it's pardoning prisoners is an empty gesture, a human rights lawyer says.
Hundreds of indigenous people disinterred by archaeologists at the historic Etowah Mounds in Northwest Georgia will be returned to their descendants with the cooperation of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Rana Ayyub, an investigative journalist in India, has constantly faced online harassment, death threats and the full force of India's judiciary system throughout her career
Anti-government demonstrations erupted Saturday in several locations across Iran as the most sustained protests in years against a deeply entrenched theocracy entered their fourth week.
Perhat Tursun's novel explores human rights abuses against China's Uyghur minority through one man's search for a home. The author himself has been imprisoned and a co-translator has disappeared.
The United Nations human rights chief has released a long-delayed report, concluding that "serious" human rights violations have been committed against Uyghurs and other minorities in the region.
The 45-year prison sentence for Nourah bint Saeed al-Qahtani are renewing attention on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's crackdown on dissent.
To keep our cool in this record hot summer, most of us are probably choosing to spend more time in air conditioned spaces. But many people in prison, especially across the South, don’t have that option. Meanwhile, the federal Department of Justice is still investigating Georgia prisons, trying to get to the root of persistent violence there. They might take a look at the heat.