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Human rights news and analysis from The Nation
December 31, 2021
The Russian Supreme Court Moves to Shut Down a Prominent Human Rights Group
Despite what may seem like a hopeless situation, Memorial has refused to give up.
December 3, 2021
The Israeli Firm NSO—Makers of Pegasus Spyware—Must Be Banned
And why the Biden administration has taken unprecedented action against a company with such deep ties to the Israeli government.
November 10, 2021
“The Worst Prison in New York State”
The situation at Rikers is bad, but at Great Meadow Correctional Facility, a maximum security facility more than 200 miles north of New York City, it’s worse.
October 22, 2021
Youth and Age Unite to Demand That Banks Stop Lending to Big Oil
When both ends of the age spectrum come together, bankers had better pay attention.
October 19, 2021
Rikers Detainees Are Being Transferred From One “Hellhole” to Another
Former and currently incarcerated people denounce Governor Kathy Hochul’s decision to transfer detainees as a temporary fix to the ongoing crisis at Rikers.
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October 8, 2021
A Courageous Voice for Press Freedom and Independence in Russia
As the Nobel Prize committee recognized with today’s award to Dmitrii Muratov, independent journalism and media freedom in Russia confront growing threats.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 28, 2021
Pakistani Women Are Leading the Struggle for Human Rights
In one of the most patriarchal countries in the world, the struggle for civil liberties is being spearheaded by women.
September 8, 2021
Gitmo’s Forgotten Ex-Detainees
They were freed from Guantánamo, but they’re still searching for a home.
August 5, 2021
The Murder of Anna Politkovskaya Is Still Not Solved
The statute of limitations on the investigation of Politkovskaya’s murder will soon run out. But the international community, especially journalists and readers, shouldn’t stop fighting for justice.
August 5, 2021
Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in Pakistan
The country’s famously boisterous press is sinking into the silence of the grave.