Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the days-old constitutional assembly announcing that it is taking over all legislative powers of the National Assembly. 

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 Hong Kong authorities imprisoned three young leaders of Hong Kong’s democracy movement, Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, and Alex Chow. 

Extremism, and the failure to recognize and unambiguously denounce it, pose threats to our democracy. 

Kenya's Non-Governmental Organization Coordination Board canceled the registration of the Kenya Human Rights Commission.  

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Narendra Modi. (Flickr/Creative Commons). 


As India marks 70 years of independence, its democratic institutions are suffering from weaknesses that the government has done little to address.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Thailand's military junta leader General Prayut Chan-o-cha at the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand on August 8, 2017. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

America’s formal greetings to the world no longer stress the importance of democratic institutions.

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