Freedom House осуждает обвинительный приговор вынесенный 30 января 2014 года в отношении Александра Сутирина, редактора газеты в Хабаровске, попавшей под суровый запрет «пропаганды нетрадиционных сексуальных отношений». Этот недавно утверждённый закон запрещает большинство публичных обсуждений вопросов ЛГБТИ (лесбянки, геи, бисексуалы, трансгендеры, и интерсексуалы) людей, что привело к враждебной атмосфере и насилию по отношению к ЛГБТИ людям по всей России.
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.
Freedom House urges Russian judicial authorities to reverse their re-sentencing of a respected environmental activist in Krasnodar to three years imprisonment for bringing attention to environmental abuses.
President Vladimir Putin’s decision to free Mikhail Khodorkovsky after 10 years of imprisonment underscores the plight of other political prisoners in Russia and the urgent need for greater protection of Russians’ basic human rights, Freedom House said.
A majority of Americans see democracy in the U.S. as weak and getting weaker, according to a national survey released by The Democracy Project, a joint initiative of Freedom House, the George W. Bush Institute, and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.
As President Barack Obama enters his second term, relations with Russia present him with a set of thorny problems. This package of materials includes policy proposals, a summary of Russian legal restrictions on NGOs, a chronology of repressive actions under Vladimir Putin since 2000, and graphs illustrating Russia's score declines in Freedom House's annual reports.
“Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On,” marks the 20th anniversary of the failed Soviet coup of August 19, 1991. The retrospective essay examines the changes in the political rights and civil liberties in the former Soviet Union over the last two decades, as well as includes graphs and rankings that illustrate the region's performance in the annual Freedom House publications Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press. The report concludes that there is a serious and disturbing failure to embrace democratic institutions in most of the post-Soviet region.
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