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Ahead of the state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping in late September, Freedom House and eight other human rights organizations have called on President Obama to raise the Chinese government’s crackdown on civil society in the leaders’ discussions.

In response to the initial parliamentary passage of legislation increasing state control of non-governmental organizations in Kazakhstan, Freedom House issued the following statement.

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President Poroshenko signed a decree banning 388 individuals whom the government perceives to be a potential threat to national interests, including many journalists, bloggers.

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OSCE cancels parliamentary election observation mission in light of Azerbaijan's restrictions on the freedoms of expression, assembly and association.

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Tyler Roylance
September 30, 2015

At the United Nations, the presidents of Russia and China urged global unity against the common threats of terrorism and instability. What they are really pitching is an alliance of rulers against the ruled.

In response to a judge in Caracas sentencing the Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López to more than 13 years in prison for his role in an anti-government protest, Freedom House issued the following statement

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Burkina Faso's transitional president and prime minister detained on September 16, weeks before upcoming elections. 

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