On May 23 resuming an Egyptian court will resume the trial of human rights activists Gamal Eid, Hossam Bahgat, and Bahey el-din Hassan on charges related their work for civil society organizations.

Freedom House issued a statement following reports of police brutality this week against demonstrators protesting the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Saudi human rights activist Hala Aldosari, and Yazidi member of the Iraqi parliament Vian Dakhil will be co-recipients of the organization’s Freedom Award, recognizing their work to highlight human rights violations and to protect and improve the rights of women and minorities.

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Standing up for the human rights of LGBTI people entails great danger in many parts of the world, but successes to date show that it is a risk worth taking.

In response to Kazakhstan’s continued arrest of activists opposed to a proposed change in property law, Freedom House issued the following statement:

Mauritania’s Supreme Court released two renown anti-slavery activists from prison on May 17. 

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