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...

Martial law victims urge young people to cherish Taiwan's hard-won democracy

Survivors of atrocities committed during Taiwan's period of martial law on Saturday (Dec. 7) exhorted younger generations to cherish the country's hard-earned democracy at a ceremony to mark t...

Exhibition dedicated to Formosa Incident held in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An exhibition about the Formosa Incident is being held at Kaohsiung Museum of History through Dec. 15 to mark the pro-democracy demonstration four decades ago. Describi...

US sanctions North Korean officials over human rights abuses

The United States has imposed sanctions on three North Korean officials for their role in human rights abuses and the death of American captive Otto Warmbier. The US Treasury Department said Monday t...

Indonesia-based NGO receives Taiwan's Human Rights Award, pledges to continue fighting for people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Upon receiving the Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award, President of the Indonesia-based NGO, Gusdurian Network Indonesia (GNI), Alissa Wahid, said the network will cont...

EU picks Taiwanese LGBTI activist icon as human rights defender

TAIPEI (CNA) — A Taiwanese icon fighting for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people is one of the human rights defenders featured in a European Union campa...

European Parliament to call on China to free Taiwan rights activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The European Parliament was expected to pass a motion Thursday calling on China to release Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲). Lee, a former staff membe...

Human Rights Day event commemorates previous victims of political prosecution in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture (MOC) organized a commemoration of the Human Rights Day on Sunday, with victims of political suppression and their family during the 228 Incident a...

Israel slams EU for cooperating with anti-occupation group

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is lashing out at the European Union for its "patronizing" approach of marking International Human Rights Day with an exhibit critical of Israel's occupation of the West Bank. ...

President Tsai reiterates support for same-sex marriage

President Tsai Ing-wen has again expressed her support for legalizing same-sex marriage and called for more discussion and less confrontation on the issue, the Presidential Office said Saturday. &q...