Washington, DC – On May 26, human rights organizations, journalists, and others will gather in front of the White House as part of a global campaign to highlight the ongoing repression of civil society and independent voices in Azerbaijan.
The United Nations Human Rights Council has proven it can add value to the lives of those whose dignity is under threat — but it needs greater solidarity of the democracies across regions and across the North-South divide.
Freedom House calls on governments to support the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry by the UNHRC to investigate the string of brutal killings by Islamic extremists of intellectuals, academics, writers, bloggers, and activists in Bangladesh.
Today Freedom House and PEN America released a letter calling on U.S. President Barack Obama to push for the release of poet Ashraf Fayadh in Saudi Arabia. The letter was signed by a coalition of rights groups including PEN America, Freedom House, Human Rights First, and the Center for Inquiry.
Thirty-seven Sudanese and international groups and eight prominent Sudanese individuals issued a letter condemming Sudanese authorities' action to block civil society activists from traveling to a UN-led human rights review meeting.
Freedom House President Mark P. Lagon testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations on Evaluating the Trafficking in Persons Report.