Freedom House urges the United States and other nations to send ambassadors to attend the pending trials of imprisoned human rights defenders in Azerbaijan.

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Democratization efforts in Europe and Eurasia face new, increasingly aggressive attacks by authoritarian states and other adversaries, according to Nations in Transit 2015, released today...

Nations in Transit is the only comprehensive, comparative, and multidimensional study of reform in the former Communist states of Europe and Eurasia. Nations in Transit tracks the reform record of 29 countries and administrative areas.

Azerbaijan: U.S., Other Governments Should Attend Politically Motivated Trials
Nations in Transit 2015: Democracy on the Defensive in Europe and Eurasia
Nations in Transit 2015

cover of NIT report. Photo of Protesters and riot police, Kyiv, Ukraine, January 2014. Photograph by Sasha Maksymenko.

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Mauritania tear gas protest photo

On July 30, police in Nouakchott, Mauritania, beat and then arrested peaceful protestors demonstrating for the release of anti-slavery activists Biram dah Abeid and Brahim Ould Bilal. 

In the parallel universe of Russian propaganda, Ukraine is overrun by fascists, the Central Intelligence Agency shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Donbass and Sen.

The serious abuses that occurred before and during  the parliamentary election in Chernihiv show that that corrupt politics and crony capitalism remains alive and well in Ukraine and must be taken seriously by the authorities. 

In response to the death of Rosanne Klass, who served as director of the organization’s Afghanistan Information Center during the 1980s, Freedom House issued the following statement:

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Millions of refugees are fleeing authoritarian rule, not just poverty and conflict. To address the problem, the world’s democracies will have to tackle it at the source.

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New Release: Freedom in the World 2015, the latest edition of its annual report on political rights and civil liberties in 195 countries around the globe.

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