Parents and other relatives of the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa's teachers school attend the reading of the final report from the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) in Mexico City on Sunday. Yuri Cortez /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Egyptian human rights activist Hossam Bahgat (center) leaves a Cairo courtroom on Wednesday after a hearing in which the state requested a travel ban and freeze of his assests. The government has taken action against a number of groups and activists in what crictis say is an attempt to suppress opposition. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Crackdown In Egypt, Reflecting A Broader Trend In The Region
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President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro attend a baseball game during Obama's visit to Havana on March 22. The U.S. has opened up to a number of longtime foes in recent years, including Cuba. This has raised a debate about whether this leads to improved human rights in these countries. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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"To my mind, it's an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress," said Bruce Springsteen, canceling a planned April 10 concert in North Carolina. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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Tunisians celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Arab Spring on Thursday in Tunis. Riadh Dridi/AP hide caption

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5 Years After Ousting Dictator, Is Tunisia Backsliding On Human Rights?
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In Syria, Health Care Workers Are The Heroes — And The Targets
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The plaintiffs in the case are inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison near Crescent City, Calif. "In the most severe cases," Juan Mendez says, indefinite solitary confinement — like that practiced at Pelican Bay — "can even be considered torture." Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Observers Hope California Agreement Succeeds In Ending Indefinite Solitary
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LGBT activists in Kazakhstan hoped international attention from hosting the Winter Olympics might help their cause. Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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For Kazakhstan's LGBT Community, A Struggle For Recognition And Rights
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A 16-year-old refugee shows the scars he received while held on a human trafficking boat. Evidence of physical violence like this lends credence to the stories of those seeking asylum in the U.S. It's Dr. Katherine McKenzie's job to evaluate it. Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Before Obtaining Asylum, Refugees Must Show The Scars Behind The Stories
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Malaysia, Cuba Taken Off U.S. Human Trafficking Blacklist
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People gather opposite Downing Street during a protest against the execution of a young woman in Iran, in October of last year. Amnesty International says that Iran has undergone an "unprecedented spike" in executions in recent months. Graham Mitchell/Barcroft Media/Landov hide caption

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At the jail where she was held in 2010 after being sentenced to death for blasphemy, Asia Bibi affixed her thumbprint as signature on a mercy petition to Punjab's provincial governor, Salman Taseer, at right. Taseer had expressed support for Bibi and was assassinated two months later. EPA /Landov hide caption

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In Yemen, Agony Continues As Civilians 'Bear The Brunt'
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Armed Palestinian masked militants push back a crowd of worshippers outside a mosque in Gaza City on August 22, 2014, before executing more than a dozen men for allegedly helping Israel during its six-week assault on the Palestinian enclave. This week, Amnesty International released a report saying that Hamas was responsible for these and other killings. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Under Cover Of Conflict, Hamas Killed Palestinians, Amnesty Alleges
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