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Letter to Foreign Minister Bildt on Cambodia's NGO Law, August 23, 2011

Civil Society and Private Sector Groups Condemn Government’s Arbitrary Suspension of Local NGO

 

Letter to President Barack Obama on Syria

Petition to Release Ales Byalyatski

 

With nearly two months to go before constituent assembly elections, Tunisia confronts a long list of challenges to the creation of a democratic system. Expectations for swift and wide-ranging reforms are very high among a population hungry for change after decades of harsh authoritarian rule. Ordinary citizens are eager to enjoy the benefits of meaningful political freedom and economic prosperity, having endured unrelenting repression, mismanagement, and the plundering of resources by a small circle around the family of former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. The political uncertainty in the wake of the dictator’s departure has taken a toll on the Tunisian economy and its tourism sector in particular, on which some 500,000 people in this country of 10 million depend for employment. The ongoing conflict in neighboring Libya is another encumbrance, as it deprives Tunisia of much-needed trade revenue and generates regional instability.

Open letter on the oppression of freedom of religion in Hungary  from former Hungarian political dissidents  to the Human Rights Commissioners of the European Commission and the Council of Europe.

 

Testimony by David J. Kramer, Freedom House President, before the House Committee on Foreign Afrs Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia on the state of democracy and human rights in Eastern Europe, July 26, 2011.

Statement calling for the release of Evgeniy Zhovtis, July 15, 2011

Letter in Response to Malaysian Government’s Crackdown on Rally and Detention of Opposition Leaders, July 15, 2011

Testimony by David J. Kramer, Freedom House president, before the Helsinki Commission (Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe) on internet freedom, July 15, 2011.

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