Otto Frederick Warmbier, a 21-year-old American student, speaks during a news conference in Pyongyang on Feb. 29. Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Police use water cannons to block South Korean protesters following a large rally against the government in downtown Seoul on Nov. 14. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Civil Rights At Issue In Korea, But Not The Korea You'd Expect

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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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Policemen face protesters during a protest in central Bangkok on Friday. Thai authorities detained dozens of activists protesting against military rule on the first anniversary of a coup against the elected government. Damir Sagolj/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In August, Attorney General Eric Holder told federal prosecutors to no longer hit low-level drug offenders with charges that carry mandatory minimum sentences. But it's not yet clear how broadly that directive is being interpreted. Stephen Lam/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Last month, protesters in Multan, Pakistan, expressed their anger about U.S. drone strikes. S.S. Mirza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Philip Reeves discusses the Amnesty International report on U.S. drone strikes

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From the Human Rights Watch report: "Detainees described being folded at the waist and having their head, neck, and legs put into a car tire so that they were immobilized and could not protect themselves from beatings on the back, legs, and head including by batons and whips." Human Rights Watch hide caption

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'Torture Centers' Stretch Across Syria, Human Rights Watch Reports

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Post-Revolution: The Search For Egypt's Missing Continues

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