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Freedom House issued the following statement after a court in Bahrain upheld the year-long prison sentence of human rights activist Zainab al Khawaja for tearing up a photograph of Bahrain’s King Hamad.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the United States announcing its resumption of military aid to Bahrain.

Abdulhadi al-Khawaja

In response to Bahrain's continued imprisonment of Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, Freedom House issued the following statement:

We are concerned at the continuing detention of human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, who was arrested on August 30 2014, and we call for her immediate and unconditional release.


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Evaluation of 2008-2011 UN Human Rights Council Candidates

On May 21, 2008, the UN General Assembly will elect 15 new Human Rights Council members. Twenty countries are candidates. Freedom House and UN Watch evaluated each candidate’s suitability for election to the Human Rights Council by examining its record of human rights protection at home and its record of human rights promotion at the UN.


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