Abedini’s release is possible, but it will require sustained pressure on the Iranian government. It’s crucial, now more than ever before, to speak out for the release of this courageous prisoner of conscience.
Members of the Islamist terrorist group al Shabaab, wearing black turbans and carrying grenades and automatic weapons, ordered women, men and children to line up. Those who were Muslims could go, they said, but anyone who was not a Muslim would be executed.
Several political prisoners have been freed in Iran ahead of new president Hassan Rouhani's upcoming visit to the U.N. General Assembly.
It's hard to believe that four years have passed since Asia Bibi, a Christian wife and mother of five, was arrested in Pakistan. That day marked the beginning of a tragic saga in which two courageous men were killed and countless lives jeopardized.
This week the number of Syrian refugees fleeing the conflict passed the 2 million mark, while displaced people inside Syria now number more than 4 million. Today, according to UNICEF, more than half of Syrian refugees are children.
The family of an imprisoned American pastor in Iran received disappointing news last week when an Iranian court rejected the pastor's appeal to reduce his eight-year prison sentence.
As Egypt's unrest continues, Coptic Christians are facing increasing violence across the nation. The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights has documented at least 39 attacks against Coptic schools, churches and places of business – just since Morsi's overthrow.
Concerned about the wellbeing of dozens of newly arriving refugees from the Congo, Pastor Emmanuel Musinga says he wanted to establish a place where people who had fled violence and persecution could begin to feel at home.
The Fourth of July is a great time to remember the unique contributions of new Americans in our midst. Each year the United States welcomes roughly 80,000 refugees from around the world. These refugees come from conflict zones in Burma, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea and the DR Congo, among many other countries.
Freedom House is the only group of its kind in the country -- an organization dedicated to providing comprehensive services, including accommodations, social services, full legal services, education and job training to victims of persecution seeking asylum in the United States.
I'm here to learn more about the challenges confronted by Syrian refugees, and the organizations working to help them.
This short checklist of practical, simple steps can help families stay equipped for natural disasters.
Amid the carnage of missing limbs and blood-spattered sidewalks, numerous heroes like Dr. Shah emerged, bandaging the wounded, comforting the traumatized, bringing hope into a situation of abject horror.
27 million -- that’s the number of women, men and children currently enslaved throughout the world.
This week, as we remember the iconic film that captured the hearts of viewers around the world, I hope we can join together in raising awareness of the real-life crisis occurring not far from the unforgettable scenes that first captured our imagination.
A woman who has survived more trauma and tragedy in her lifetime than most of us can imagine, Somaly escaped slavery in the brothels of Cambodia and began to reach the world with her remarkable story of courage and hope.
"Coming here, our people have realized what democracy really means, and this is important for us, because in the road ahead, we need many people in our country who understand how to uphold the values and institutions of democracy."
In the Olympics -- and often in life -- it’s not always about a pristine performance. Sometimes it’s about picking yourself up after a painful defeat, or moving forward in spite of an initial failure.
Lopez Lomong, the Team USA runner competing in London's Summer Olympics, was one of Sudan's "lost boys," a former child soldier who spent 10 years of his life in a refugee camp.
Hours after the Aurora theater shootings, photos of aspiring sportscaster Jessica Redfield, among other victims, were circulating the internet. Redfield’s final blog post garnered attention throughout the world. It’s a post that reminds us all of the reality of uncertainty, the importance of gratitude, and the amazing gift of life.