Freedom House released a statement in response to South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.

Iran sentenced three Iranian-Americans to 10 years imprisonment on politically-motivated charges. 

The Venezuelan government continues its harrassment and persecution of opposition leader Lester Toledo with his most recent arrest. 

The Cuban government has made more than 7,800 politically-motivated arrests in 2016, according to a recent report from a Cuban human rights group. 

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October 7, 2016

Ten years after the assassination of Anna Politkovskaya provoked outrage around the world, the Kremlin is quietly smothering media freedom under a heap of repressive legislation.

Independent Nicaraguan newspaper Confidencial denounced acts of intimidation and espionage allegedly committed by the Nicaragua military.

Tajik lawyers Buzurgmehr Yorov and Nuriddin Mahkamov received lengthy prison sentences for representing members of the banned Islamic Renaissance Party.

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