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Eight U.S. and internationally-based NGOs, in partnership with seven foreign policy experts and human rights advocates, sent a letter to President Obama that urges him to press Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for greater civil society protections within the kingdom.

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Ahead of President Obama’s meeting with King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Friday, Freedom House joined other human rights organizations in calling on the President to highlight human rights in discuss

More aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes and an upsurge in terrorist attacks contributed to a disturbing decline in global freedom in 2014. 

In response to Saudi Arabia deciding to postpone until next week a secound round of 50 lashes for blogger Raif Badawi, Freedom House issued the following statement.


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