Press Release

Freedom House expresses its grave concern for the fate of Azerbaijani journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov, who was deported from Turkey on April 19 and immediately charged with espionage when he arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan.


Freedom House expresses its disappointment with new, regressive criminal and criminal-procedural codes passed by Kazakhstan’s lower house of Parliament.


Freedom House mourns the loss of Osman Hummaida, an ardent advocate for human rights in his native Sudan and throughout Africa. 

The decision of the Court of Appeal to uphold the discriminatory section of the Chieftainship Act so that first-born daughters cannot inherit chieftainship is a step backwards for gender equality in Lesotho.

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