The Best and Worst Human Rights Developments of 2013

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Around the world, millions of people carried on the struggle for freedom and human rights in 2013.  There were gains, to be sure, but unfortunately many more setbacks. Here are some of the best and worst developments in human rights over the past year.

Robert Ruby, Margaret Marshall, Nate Schenkkan, Russell Raymond, Sarah Cook, Elizabeth Luckey, Karen Marcus, Alyssa Rickard, Cynthia Romero, and Alex Brockwehl contributed to this post.

Analyses and recommendations offered by the authors do not necessarily reflect those of Freedom House.

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