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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.

The thousands that filled Cairo’s Tahrir Square, once again, on July 8 were not demanding the downfall of a regime. They were, instead, standing up for the promise of a revolution that they fear has gone badly wrong. They were there to demand that the country’s military rulers honor their vows to effect a transition to genuine democracy, with all that entails—not just free and fair elections, although those remain in doubt—but justice for those victimized and killed by the security forces during the revolution, legal accountability for figures of the Mubarak regime accused of serious crimes, and transparent governance by the military on the road to democracy. There is a sense in Egypt that the gains of the revolution may be slipping away, and the political process is in danger of failing.These concerns are far from unwarranted.

Letter to President Barack Obama on Burma, July 7, 2011

 

Open Letter to president Barack Obama  - Catalyzing Democratic Change in Belarus - June 28, 2011

 

 

Freedom House is writing to express our outrage at the targeting of activists, doctors and journalists and their families. We are deeply concerned by the reports of torture, imprisonment and coercion they have faced over the past few months and urge your government to immediately halt attacks on individuals and investigate quickly allegations of torture.

 

A letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressing concern with Hungary's religion law. 

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