A report released March 19 following a two-year investigation by South Africa’s Office of the Public Protector found that President Jacob Zuma misappropriated $23 million in state funds to renovate his private home.
Freedom House is gravely concerned by the invasion and apparent raid on March 16 of the Mexico City home of Darío Ramírez, director of Article 19, an independent human rights organization that promotes and protects freedom of expression.
Vladimir Putin considers stable, prosperous, rule-of-law democracies along Russia’s border as a threat because of what they represent: the possibility of an alternative to autocratic rule in Russia. Click here to read Arch Puddington and David J. Kramer's op-ed for The American Interest.
As North Korea continues to draw the world’s attention with a combination of missile tests and tearful family reunions, last month’s detailed report by a special UN commission of inquiry has provided a long-overdue reminder that the regime in Pyongyang is not simply a vexing security problem or a bizarre curiosity for the media, but one of the most repugnant human rights abusers the world has ever seen.