Freedom House is proud to launch freedomhouse/mexico, a Spanish-language subsite that features news, publications, and updates related to Mexico as well as information on Freedom House programs based out of Mexico City.
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A Freedom House survey finds that 47 percent of South Africans between the ages of 18 and 34 may not vote in national and provincial elections on May 7. The survey, conducted via mobile phones from March 17-24, also finds that nearly two in three of those surveyed do not understand how South Africa’s proportional representation system works.
The Memorial Anti-Discrimination Center announced April 9 its closure in St. Petersburg, in response to a court demand that it register as a “foreign agent.” Prosecutors claimed that the organization violated the law by sharing information about discrimination and abuse with an international body, in this case the United Nations Committee Against Torture, without officially registering as a “foreign agent.”
We are relieved that Autukhovich can return home after five years of baseless detention in President Alexander Lukashenka’s prisons, but it is deplorable that Autukhovich will be subject to 16 months of so-called ‘preventative police supervision.'