Frances Martel

Frances Martel

Cuban Democracy Groups Join Call to End Uyghur Slavery in China

The Assembly of the Cuban Resistance, a Miami-based human rights organization, recently joined the Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region, a group urging companies to stop profiting from the enslavement of Uyghurs in China.

Supporters of China's Muslim Uighur minority wave flags of East Turkestan on December 20, 2019 during a demostration at Fatih in Istanbul. - More than 1,000 protesters marched on December 20, 2019, in Istanbul to protest against China over its treatment of mainly Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang, an AFP correspondent …

BBC: Leaked Records Show Iran Death Toll Nearly Triple Official Claims

The BBC published an explosive report on Monday citing leaked government figures showing that Iran has documented nearly triple the number of Chinese coronavirus deaths internally as it has publicly and identified nearly half a million cases within its borders.

An Iranian woman wearing a protective mask due to the COVID-19 pandemic, climbs up a decorated stairway in the capital Tehran, on July 14, 2020. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP) (Photo by ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images)

Turkey Passes Law Mandating All Social Media Appoint Turkish Censor

Lawmakers in Turkey passed a law Wednesday requiring social media companies to appoint a “representative” to respond to government demands for censorship, a push President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed would occur after social media users mocked his newborn grandchild.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is battling not to be the biggest loser from the Idlib campaign

Hong Kong Police: Sanitary Masks Making It Harder to Arrest Protesters

The Hong Kong Police Department complained in an update on criminal behavior in the city on Wednesday that an ordinance mandating the wearing of sanitary masks in public has made their work more difficult, placing law enforcement at odds with the local government.

Protesters raise five demands gestures during a rally in Hong Kong, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. More than a thousand people attended a Sunday rally in Hong Kong to urge people and governments abroad to support the territory's pro-democracy movement and oppose China's ruling Communist Party. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Poll: 80% of Venezuelans Want Trump to Stop Supporting Guaidó

A poll published Tuesday revealed that nearly 80 percent of Venezuelans believe President Donald Trump should stop supporting Juan Guaidó, the legitimate president of the country, after nearly two years of failing to exercise his power.

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido speaks during a press conference at the Chacao Theater in Caracas on September 19, 2019. - Venezuela's socialist government on Wednesday called on the United States to restore diplomatic ties with Caracas after it opened talks with fringe opposition parties. The …