Mirsad Tokaca's "Bosnian Book of the Dead" tallies the number of those killed in the 1992-95 Bosnian war. But he's faced harsh criticism for his final count, dramatically lower than the usual estimates.
Famous for both his honesty and his short temper, Isakhan Ashurov handles controversial cases that other lawyers either can't -- or won't.
Moldovan psychologist Lidia Gorceag says her job is to touch the souls of her patients, to encourage them to see their experiences from other angles, and to help them find the strength to move forward.
Valery Shchukin, a legend in the Belarusian opposition movement, has been arrested, fined, beaten, and imprisoned perhaps more than any other activist.
Armenian lawmaker Zaruhi Postanjian is known for her tireless activism in the cause of human rights.
Nesrete Kumnova has dedicated her life to locating what she calls the "not found," including her only son, Albion.
Russian human rights activist Yuly Rybakov has perfected the daring art of involvement.
Is Rajabi Mirzo the representative of a new generation of the opposition in Tajikistan? Or just a troublemaker?
Aziza Abdyrasulova of Kyrgyzstan is a fearless human rights defender who's been arrested, jailed, and beaten for her activism.