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Northern Nevada tribe co-stars in Peter Gabriel music video

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Drummers and dancers from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe in northern Nevada are among more than two dozen artists worldwide who appear in a music video remake of a song rock musician ...

Two more Chinese added to US sanction list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Department of the Treasury placed sanctions on two Chinese individuals for Human Rights Day on Thursday (Dec.10), bringing the number of Chinese the U.S. has sanc...

North Korea accused of using virus to crack down on rights

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Eight mainly Western nations accused North Korea on Friday of using the pandemic “to crack down further on the human rights of its own people,” pointing to reports of an uptick i...

AP Exclusive: USOPC hears athletes, won't punish protesters

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee heeded calls from American athletes by announcing Thursday that it won’t sanction them for raising their fists or kneeling on the medals stand at next year’s ...

Thai activists urge UN to help repeal royal defamation laws

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Pro-democracy demonstrators in Bangkok marked United Nations Human Rights Day on Thursday with rallies calling for the abolition of Thailand’s strict royal defamation law, whi...

Taiwan's human rights progress a matter of 'facing history': Tsai

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Saturday that Taiwan had deepened its commitment to human rights over the past four years, but said the country must continue facing up to the past if it is to build ...

Exhibition opens in Taiwan to mark Human Rights Day

An exhibition shedding light on the evolution of human rights in Taiwan opened at the Control Yuan in Taipei on Friday (12/4) ahead of Human Rights Day, which is observed every year on Dec. 10. Org...

Taiwan medical alliance competes for human rights award in France

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese medical association has applied to compete for a major human rights prize in France in order to highlight the island’s neglect by the World Health Organi...

Presidential Secretary-General Chen Chu to resign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) prepares to be sworn in for her second term, it was revealed Saturday (May 16) that Chen Chu (陳菊), the secretary-general of the Tsai admini...

Pakistani lawyer who fought for unlawfully held is abducted

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani lawyer known for pursuing cases of those unlawfully detained by the country's security agencies was abducted overnight from his home in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, hi...

US congressman urges public to snub China by buying made-in-Taiwan products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) on Tuesday (Dec. 10) urged the public to buy made-in-Taiwan products rather than those manufactured in China, advocating a boycott aime...

US sanctions individuals suspected of human rights abuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing economic sanctions on individuals suspected of human rights violations in six countries and is banning two other individuals from entering the Un...

Pakistanis rally to end 'forced disappearances' by gov't

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of people held a rally in Pakistan's capital on Tuesday to demand the government release what they say are hundreds of people who have been “forcibly disappeared” by security a...

Kosovo president calls on Serbia to accept 1999 war genocide

RECAK, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's president on Tuesday called on Serbia to apologize for what he says were “crimes against humanity” committed during a conflict two decades ago as a condition for a peacef...

Taiwan president presents Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award to Australian NGO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaking at a human rights award ceremony on Tuesday morning (Dec. 10), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) urged countries sharing similar values with Taiwan to continue defendi...