Human-rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is one of at least 11 political prisoners to have been released from custody in Iran. Observers say this is a sign of a more moderate path taken by new President Hassan Rouhani.
Donald Trump's nuclear deal threat distracts attention from the Iranian government's dire human rights record, say German lawmakers. They also warn exiting the agreement is "the quickest way to Iran getting the bomb."
Turkish-EU relations remain fraught, but Turkey's foreign minister says they need each other. Are their differences becoming impossible to reconcile? Mevlut Cavusoglu meets DW's Tim Sebastian on Conflict Zone.
Amnesty International's latest annual report has found that fewer executions were carried out around the world in 2017 than the year prior. The number of people sentenced to death also went down.
The European Parliament has awarded its Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Venezuela's opposition-dominated National Assembly, as well as to political prisoners in the country.
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