Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan were sentenced to jail time by Russian courts on charges that the US deems "unacceptable". President Joe Biden reassured their families that he was working on bringing them home.
Berlin still hopes that relatives of Israeli Olympic team members killed by Palestinian terrorists in 1972 will attend a 50th anniversary ceremony next month.
1 Oct 2021
Relatives of prisoners in an Ecuadorian jail where gang clashes left over a hundred dead speak of their fears for their loved ones. "It's very painful," said the mother of one prisoner outside the jail, "I don't know if my son is well or not."
15 Jul 2021
"We don't know where my brother is." Cubans are looking for their detained relatives in a police station near the town of La Guinera, in Havana, where unprecedented protests erupted the day before.
21 Feb 2021
Family and friends marched in Western Honduras to demand justice for a nurse her mother alleges was killed by police while in their custody. The police say she committed suicide.