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Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone Reuters Journalists

A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters reporters to seven years imprisonment for documenting mass killings by soldiers and civilian mobs in Rakhine State.

In response to the demand of 15 OSCE countries that the Russian Federation answer questions about its internal investigation of human rights abuses committed last year in Chechnya, Freedom House issued a statement.

A United Nations investigation confirms what has long been reported about the gross human rights abuses perpetrated against Rohingya Muslims at the hand of Myanmar’s military. 

senator john mccain

Freedom House honors the legacy of U.S. Senator John McCain, one of the great American champions of democracy. 

Attorney General of the United States Jeff Sessions. 

American democracy still suffers from some of the rifts that opened five decades ago.

A crowd commemorates Algerian Independence Day on July 5. Credit: Nejma Rondeleux, Flickr/Creative Commons.

Fear of religious extremism helps explain the lack of democratic development in the country.

robert kyagulanyi uganda member of parliament

Violence and arrests following local campaign events appear to be part of the Ugandan security force's practice of targeting dissenting voices.

Prague, Czech Republic. Credit: Fleetingpix, Flickr/Creative Commons. 

Politicized revisions of the past help antidemocratic leaders justify their actions while sowing divisions at home and abroad.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates the newly constructed Assam house, Shillong.  Credit: Cm.assam.gov.in/. 

The Hindu nationalist government is moving to strip legal status from millions of Muslim residents.

Freedom House today announced that Michael Chertoff, a former Secretary of Homeland Security and former U.S. Court of Appeals judge, and Executive Chairman of the Chertoff Group, will become the new chairman of their Board of Trustees. 

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