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The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (S.417), introduced by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Tom Cotton (R-AR), reinstates an annual reporting requirement by the U.S. government on the state of civil liberties in Hong Kong

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The Venezuelan government has ordered cable providers to take TV newsbroadcasts of CNN en Español off the air.

Mamay was arrested February 10 on charges of using his position at the Tribuna newspaper to launder money allegedly embezzled from BTA Bank by business tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the Egyptian government’s order closing the Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture.

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Tyler Roylance
February 16, 2017

Recent U.S. moves toward a more traditional China policy are welcome, but not enough to meet the challenge from Beijing.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to Chinese authorities trying the activist Kwon Pyong for “inciting subversion of state power.”

Populist and nationalist forces made significant gains in democratic states in 2016, while authoritarian powers engaged in brazen acts of aggression, according to Freedom in the World 2017, Freedom House’s annual report on political rights and civil liberties.

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