| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:58 AM
There was big news out of Iran on Wednesday: It freed heroic human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer whose crime was defending dissidents. She had been serving a six-year sentence, down from 11 years. But almost everything Iran does is part of a...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:10 PM
Documentarian Shola Lynch, who previously profiled Shirley Chisholm's groundbreaking run for president, turns her lens on another significant African American female figure from the early '70s in "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners." Applying her...
| May 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A 100-day-old hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay prison for suspected terrorists has agitated international human rights advocates anew, prompting fresh calls worldwide for closure of the detention center that President Obama vowed to shutter more than...
| May 17, 2013
| 11:46 AM
BUENOS AIRES — Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who presided over that country's so-called dirty war in which up to 30,000 dissidents were murdered or disappeared, died Friday while serving a 50-year prison sentence. He was 87.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
NEW DELHI -- Myanmar on Tuesday released 56 political prisoners, according to local media quoting government officials, part of a pledge to free all political detainees by the end of the year.
The prisoners, including more than a dozen from Myanmar&...
| Oct 13, 2013
Tribune readers share stories of shortages and soldiers, war bonds and secret codes as they saved and sacrificed on the home front during World War II.
Coded letters home
Duane Carlson, of Chicago, remembers the thrill and surprise when his Aunt...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Two convicted murderers who were released from a Florida prison using forged documents were captured Saturday night at a Panama City motel, authorities said.
Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker, both 34, were taken into custody without incident about 6:40...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 10:44 AM
MOSCOW -- Several thousand people demanding the release of political prisoners took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday in the biggest protest action so far this fall.
On a gray, overcast afternoon, protesters marched along Moscow's central Boulevard...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:18 PM
The first time former Nazi paratrooper Bert Trautmann faced his new teammates, the English soccer club Manchester City, in 1949, he was welcomed with these words: "There's no war in here, Bert."
The war-weary public was not so forgiving — until...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:29 AM
NEW DELHI – Myanmar started releasing approximately 70 political prisoners Tuesday, days after President Thein Sein promised during a European tour to free all remaining prisoners of conscience by the end of the year.
Civic society groups...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Funeral services will be held Saturday for an Army sergeant whose remains were identified and returned to his 94-year-old widow earlier this month, 63 years after his death as a prisoner of war in Korea.
Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt will receive full...