Inmates of Jáchymov's prison camps were sent to mine uranium for the Soviet nuclear industry through the 1960s under extremely harsh conditions. Barely half of the forced laborers survived.
In the afterglow of the US-North Korea summit, Pyongyang's deplorable human rights record lurks in the shadows. Observers say that there can be no progress until the Kim regime accepts major humanitarian reforms.
Thousands have gathered in Shkoder to witness the beatification of 38 Albanian Catholic martyrs of Enver Hoxha's communist regime. Those honored were tortured and killed in Hoxha's efforts to create an atheist state.
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