An independent human rights group says it has documented the arrest of more than 5,000 prisoners of conscience in addition to 200 victims of excessive use of force, murder and torture in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom, as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy activists.
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) has condemned the kingdom’s persistence on passing death sentences against anti-regime activists, calling the practice an “inhuman punishment” as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy activists in the kingdom.
The British public is being increasingly manipulated by a campaign of disinformation and fake news in social media, a growing crisis that threatens UK democracy, leaks from a parliamentary inquiry suggests.
The first year of US President Donald Trump's presidency has seen an increase in an ongoing trend of democratic decline in the US and around the world, mainly due to Trump's attacks on the press and his administration’s brash foreign policy approach.
The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to denounce US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Beit-ul-Moqaddas as Israel’s capital, largely ignoring Trump’s threats to cut off aid to any country that went against him.
Former US President Jimmy Carter has warned that money in politics has made the United States more like an “oligarchy than a democracy” and described President Donald Trump’s foreign and domestic policies as a failure.
US Vice President Mike Pence has said the United States will not allow the “collapse of Venezuela,” adding Washington will use “economic and diplomatic power” to restore democracy in the South American nation.