A totalitarian government is one that forcibly suppresses political, religious, or social belief other than its own. Common methods of suppression by totalitarian regimes include imprisonment and forced labor.
The following are examples of campaigns against totalitarianism around the world:
Learn about the work of this nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting information about China’s vast system of forced-labor camps.
Read about the situation in China and Tibet in Human Rights Watch World Report 2001: China and Tibet: Human Rights Developments
“My brother happened to be passing by and challenged him as to why the police were arresting journalists. He replied by hitting my brother with a police truncheon, yelling that “that was the least they deserved.”
- Haxhi Balliu, the Elbasan correspondent for the daily Dita
Read more in The Cost Of Speech: Violations Of Media Freedom In Albania (Human Rights Watch Report, June 2002).
Meet Speak Truth to Power’s Human Rights Defenders struggling agains totalitarianism and abuses around the world: