As Chancellor Merkel heads for China, activists are calling on her to pressure Beijing over its human rights record. They want her to meet prominent political prisoners, like Liu Xia. Her closest friends fear the worst if she isn't released soon.
Humans deserve dignity — regardless of their nationality, race or religion. It is shocking that this fundamental principle is ignored in many parts of the world today, says Alexander Görlach.
It has been one year since German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government set out to make a policy push towards a more united Europe. So what has Berlin actually achieved over the past twelve months?
Pope Francis is on a visit to the United Arab Emirates. Although the country is considered relatively religiously tolerant for the region, Human Rights Watch's Wenzel Michalski says it harshly cracks down on dissent.
A court in Tianjin has sentenced prominent human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang to 4 1/2 years in prison for subversion of state power. The 42-year-old went missing in 2015 amid a crackdown on activists and lawyers.
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