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Aung San Suu Kyi celebrated her 73rd birthday with members of her National League for Democracy party at the parliament building in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Tuesday. Aung Shine Oo/AP hide caption

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Rohingya Crisis Is Making Some In Myanmar Rethink Their Views Of Aung San Suu Kyi

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The United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, seen earlier this year during a presentation on the conflict in Syria. On Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ambassador Nikki Haley announced that the U.S. will be withdrawing from the council. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ahmed Alaa, shown here in Cairo, spent three months in prison for raising a rainbow flag at the concert of a Lebanese band in Cairo last year. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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After Crackdown, Egypt's LGBT Community Contemplates 'Dark Future'

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South Koreans protest against the April 27 inter-Korean summit, when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met at the border. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Trump Raise North Korea's Human Rights Abuses At Summit With Kim Jong Un?

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The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission's chief commissioner, Les Allamby, speaks to members of the media outside of the Supreme Court in London on Thursday. The court said it could not rule on the commissions' challenge to Northern Ireland's strict abortion laws, but that it would have declared them incompatible with human rights laws otherwise. Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Vogue Arabia's June cover stirred controversy by featuring Princess Hayfa bint Abdullah Al Saud in a car, while activists who fought to lift the ban on female drivers in Saudi Arabia remain in custody. Boo George for Vogue Arabia/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Saudi activist Aziza al-Yousef was arrested this week, along with other women's activists. In this March 29, 2014 photo, she drives a car on a highway in Riyadh as part of a campaign to defy Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving. Hasan Jamali/AP hide caption

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Jude Sabio displays the communication he submitted to the International Criminal Court. He says he felt it was his duty to bring President Duterte's war on drugs to the attention of prosecutors. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Philippine Lawyer Faces Death Threats After Filing Case At The Hague Against Duterte

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Anti-government protesters gather below the one metal tree sculpture remaining after pulling down a second one, a monument that is emblematic of the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, at the Jean Paul Jennie round-about in Managua, Nicaragua. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga) Alfredo Zuniga/AP hide caption

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Outgoing European human rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks (L) shares a joke with the Dalai Lama at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, in 2016. Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'It's A Very Different World Now,' Says Outgoing Human Rights Commissioner

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This image made from video shows a medical worker administering oxygen through respirators following an alleged poison gas attack in Douma. The Syrian government denied the allegations. Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets/AP hide caption

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Saeed Ahmed Khalaf, left, and his family live in a tent on Mount Sinjar. He believes the U.S. would either help protect the Yazidis in Sinjar or help the group emigrate to a safe place. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Yazidis Remain In Fear On Iraq's Mount Sinjar After Attempted Genocide

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a statement in Manila in Nov. 2017. Duterte will withdraw the Philippines from the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC), according to a statement released to reporters in Manila on Wednesday. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.N. Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee speaks at a press conference after reporting to the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, in a national address in September, said she felt deeply for the suffering of all people caught up in conflict scorching through Rakhine state — in her first comments that also mentioned Muslims displaced by violence. Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pedestrians pass by a billboard with an image of Russia's President Vladimir Putin and lettering "Strong president - Strong Russia!" in Simferopol, Crimea in January. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bangladesh's Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan (second from right) receives Myanmar's Home Minister Kyaw Swe (second from left) in Dhaka on Feb. 16. A human rights report criticizes Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims. But in presenting the findings, Amnesty officials called Bangladesh's acceptance of the Rohingya refugees, a rare bright light in a year of worsening human rights violations. AP hide caption

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The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, seen here in 2015, ruled Thursday that psychological tests of sexual orientation may not be used to rule on asylum applications. Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP hide caption

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Thailand's fishing industry remains the home of widespread labor and rights abuses, Human Rights Watch says. In this photo from 2016, a fisherman is seen in the freezer hold of a boat unloading fish after arriving at a Thai port. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

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