What are the difficulties the LGBT community faces in Bangladesh? DW spoke to Riamoni Chisty, a gay activist who has fled the country and came to Germany after repeated persecution for promoting LGBT rights.
In an interview with DW, Bangladeshi activist Adilur Rahman Khan, who is set to receive the 2017 Franco-German Prize for Human Rights, outlines the dangerous landscape for human rights campaigners in his country.
More and more human rights advocates are paying the ultimate price for their activism. Many are threatened and harassed. For years, the situation of human rights advocates has been growing worse.
Myanmar's security forces may be guilty of genocide against the Rohingya minority, the UN's top human rights official said before a special session of the UN Human Rights Council. People are still fleeing their homes.
Imprisoned Uighur rights activist Ilham Tohti has won the 2017 Weimar Human Rights award. Ulrich Delius from the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) spoke with DW about Tohti's work and the significance of the award.
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