U.N. warns of possible 'crimes against humanity' in Venezuela

Sep 11, 2017

U.N. warns of possible 'crimes against humanity' in Venezuela

The United Nations' human rights chief voiced alarm Monday at widespread rights abuses in Venezuela, warning of possible "crimes against humanity" in the crisis-wracked country. "My investigation suggests the possibility that crimes against humanity may have been committed," Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said at the ...

Taiwan democracy activist pleads guilty in Chinese trial

/ Sep 11, 2017

Taiwan democracy activist pleads guilty in Chinese trial

A Taiwanese pro-democracy activist pleaded guilty Monday to subverting state power in China's first criminal prosecution of a nonprofit worker since Beijing passed a law tightening controls over foreign nongovernmental organizations. Lee Ming-che's supporters, though, quickly said he had been forced to confess to crimes ...

Cambodian leader threatens ban on opposition party

/ Sep 11, 2017

Cambodian leader threatens ban on opposition party

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen threatened on Monday that the main opposition party would be dissolved if it continues to back detained leader Kem Sokha, who has been charged with treason over an alleged plot to gain power with U.S. support. Kem Sokha was arrested ...

Pro-independence mayor named new Taiwan premier

/ Sep 5, 2017

Pro-independence mayor named new Taiwan premier

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen named a staunchly pro-independence city mayor as her new premier Tuesday in a move that some analysts said would rile China. China still sees self-ruled Taiwan as part of its territory, even though they split almost 70 years ago, and despite ...

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha arrested for treason

/ Sep 5, 2017

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha arrested for treason

A Cambodian court on Tuesday charged opposition leader Kem Sokha with treason and espionage over an alleged conspiracy with unnamed foreigners, as strongman premier Hun Sen takes his assault against his political enemies into new territory. The case comes as opponents of Cambodia's longtime leader, ...