Teachers, citizens barred from political organizing.
Tamil columnist J.S. Tissainayagam, whom US President Barack Obama had recognized as an example of a persecuted journalist, was charged with fomenting communal disharmony and sentenced to hard labor.
Amnesty International says Honduran interim authorities conducted mass arrests and beatings of those who support ousted President Manuel Zelaya.
Lack of medical care is the main problem in 104 deaths. Agencies and Obama promise change, but not fast enough for immigrant advocates.
The vaunted program is supposed to convince militants that Al Qaeda's ideology is un-Islamic. But Human Rights Watch says it violates international law.
Webmasters face criminal charges for comments posted on their websites deemed offensive to the royal family.
The US secretary of State's presence is meant to send a signal that Southeast Asia matters – and that the US is watching Chinese influence in the region.