Tajikistan: Severe Crackdown on Political Opposition

by Human Rights Watch The Tajik government is arresting, imprisoning, and torturing members of the country’s peaceful political opposition, Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee said today. The government is also targeting perceived critics abroad, seeking their detention… Continue Reading  

Can Ukraine Gnaw Its Way out of Trouble?

by John Feffer Animals caught in a trap will often chew off a limb to escape. Even the occasional human being has resorted to this nightmare option, as the hiker Aron Ralston did when a boulder pinned his arm in… Continue Reading