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The latest from Freedom House:

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The following are suggested questions for Robert Francis Cekuta, the nominee for U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan, whose confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will take place on Wednesday, September 17.


We are concerned at the continuing detention of human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, who was arrested on August 30 2014, and we call for her immediate and unconditional release.

The sedition charge against Outsa Mokone and his September 8 arrest make it increasingly clear that freedom of expression is under attack in Botswana, as the government tries to silence journalists.

Freedom At Issue Blog

Southern Africa’s peacekeeping mechanism has proven to be quite effective at maintaining stability, most recently in Lesotho, but it has ignored the real causes of conflict and failed to hold leaders to account for their undemocratic actions.