Human Rights

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 file photo, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures as he stands behind a grass of the cage in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia. Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was transported to a prison 100km away from Moscow. Navalny was taken to a prison in Pokrov city after Moscow city court rejected appeal against his prison sentence on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

UN: Navalny’s poisoning & imprisonment are illegal

The United Nations has expressed support for Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny. On Monday, the intergovernmental organization said the chemical attack against Navalny and his eventual incarceration is an attempt to crack down on political opposition by the Putin regime.

In this Feb. 10, 20201, photo, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris walk with Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon in Washington. The Biden administration faces a conundrum as it rethinks the positioning of military forces around the world: How to focus more on China and Russia without retreating from longstanding Mideast threats — and to make this shift with potentially leaner Pentagon budgets. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)

Biden under fire for comments on human rights abuse in China

Joe Biden is under fire for saying China has “different norms” while discussing Beijing’s human rights abuse. On Tuesday, he seemed to downplay the aggression in Hong Kong as well as the persecution of Uighur Muslims by saying there are “different norms for different countries.”