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Jailed Iranian Doctors Win Award for HIV/AIDS Work

Dr. Kamiar Alaei poses at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, D.C., June 16, 2011. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian doctors Arash and Kamiar Alaei, participants in Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leaders Program, were awarded the 2011 Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights by the Global Health Council on Thursday.

Clinton Urges China to Fulfill Promise Days Before Hu Visit

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the 1st annual Richard C. Holbrooke lecture on Jan. 14, 2011 at the State Department in Washington, DC. Clinton made a passionate call for China to improve human rights, pledging not to shy away from disagreements ahead of a state visit by President Hu Jintao. (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday put pressure on China to improve its human rights record. 

An Empty Chair in Oslo

The empty chair with a diploma and medal that should have been awarded to this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo stands in Oslo City Hall on December 10, 2010. (Junge, Heiko/AFP/Getty Images)

Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo’s empty chair shown around the world but not in China.

Photo of the Day: Highlighting Human Rights in Mumbai


An Indian adivasi-tribal with her hands tied together to symbolically represent bondage, attend a sit-in protest on the occasion of Human Rights Day in Mumbai on December 10, 2010.

China's Global War on Human Rights

Liu Xiaobo, who was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, is currently serving an 11-year prison sentence in China.

In a Wall St. Journal opinion piece, Asia Society's Jamie Metzl argues Beijing is actively undermining global human rights norms.