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Men due to leave Gitmo under Obama seem stuck under Trump

Abdellatif Nasser got what he thought was the best news possible in the summer of 2016: One of his lawyers called him at the Guantanamo Bay detention center and told him that the U.S. decided he no longer posed a threat and could go home to Morocco....

EU ‘Deeply Troubled’ by China’s Human Rights Record

The European Union delegation to China issued a statement on Friday ahead of International Human Rights Day expressing deep concerns regarding the outlook for human rights in the country. From AFP: The EU noted “significant improvements in the Chinese people’s standard of living and in ...

State Council Expands State Security Agents’ Powers

China’s State Council this week released new definitions of conduct punishable under the 2014 counterespionage act, which will empower state security agents to bar foreigners from entering China if they are considered likely to conduct activities that threaten national security. At the South C...

Jiang Tianyong and the Hunt for Hostile Foreign Forces

Two weeks ago, rights activist and former lawyer Jiang Tianyong was sentenced to two years in prison for inciting subversion. This followed a trial which supporters dismissed as "choreographed," carried out to the accompaniment of apparently orchestrated online commentary, as well as a sus...