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As President Trump prepares to meet with Putin, Freedom House urges the president to demonstrate a strong defense of American interests and democratic values. 

We the undersigned are deeply disappointed with the Administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council, the premier intergovernmental human rights body at the global level. This decision is counterproductive to American national security and foreign policy interests and will make it more difficult to advance human rights priorities and aid victims of abuse around the world.

Amnesty International, Front Line Defenders, Human Rights Watch, and Freedom House together released a joint letter urging Ukrainian officials to address the violent attacks perpetuated by hate groups in Ukraine. 

Nonprofit members and partners of InterAction urge the U.S. Congress to update the Foreign Agent Registration Act in regards to non-profits and their interactions with international partners. 

International human rights, media, and Internet freedom organizations urge Russia and various intergovernmental organizations to redress Russia's freedom of expression and privacy violations online and offline. 

Widespread assassination of social leaders in Colombia poses a threat to peace and U.S. policy goals that Vice President Pence must address. 

International, regional and national human rights and development organisations write to Ethiopian Prime Minister to express concern over the recent arrest of 11 Ethiopian journalists, bloggers and political opposition leaders amid a new crackdown on fundamental freedoms.

Iranian and international human rights organizations urge the governments of the United Nations Human Rights Council to support the renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran.

Freedom House Expert Nate Schkennkan presented the following testimony to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe on November 15, 2017, detailing concerns about the rule of law in Turkey in the continued state of emergency in the aftermath of the 2016 coup attempt. 

Freedom House joins 57 civil society organizations in calling for the United States government to address the grave human rights and humanitarian crisis in Burma. 

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