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Stories with subject: Political imprisonment
  • Govt minister: Myanmar 'making every effort' to democratize 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 11:21 am

    GENEVA - The United States insisted that over 100 political prisoners remain in Myanmar as its justice minister trumpeted progress on human rights ahead of weekend elections seen as a possible turning point for a country emerging from nearly a half-century of military rule.

  • Belarus' Lukashenko rejects calls for economic reforms story has photos
    Updated: Nov-06-15 8:02 am

    MINSK, Belarus - At his swearing-in ceremony Friday, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko rejected calls for economic reforms, shattering hopes for a liberalization inspired by the release of political prisoners and a rapprochement with the West.