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Repression in China Worsening Under Xi

BEIJING (AP) — After five years of prison and three more confined by guards at home, Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng could take no more. With the help of friends and a willing driver, Gao escaped his state security captors on Aug. 13 and [...]

[VIDEO] China’s Long List of Political Prisoners

Xi Jinping has been tightening his grip on power by stifling dissent, sending a number of critics to prison. But as China’s economic influence has grown, the U.S. and other countries have avoided openly challenging Beijing on its human-rights [...]

[VIDEO] Reality of Life in North Korea Exposed

Ericka Andersen writes: A video has resurfaced online that I think is worth sharing again. Yeonmi Park is a young woman who escaped North Korea at the age of 13 and is now a human rights activist who shares her story around the world. That story [...]