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Briefing: The Intersection of Religious Freedom and Freedom of Expression: The Impact of Blasphemy Laws Abroad

Aldosari, a prominent Saudi women’s rights advocate, discusses prospects for significant social reform in the kingdom. 

Today Freedom House and PEN America released a letter calling on U.S. President Barack Obama to push for the release of poet Ashraf Fayadh in Saudi Arabia. The letter was signed by a coalition of rights groups including PEN America, Freedom House, Human Rights First, and the Center for Inquiry.

Freedom House and a coalition of other NGOs call on President Obama's administration to raise the issues of human rights and democratic political reform during the GCC summmit.

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Worst of the Worst 2011: The World's Most Repressive Societies

Freedom House has prepared this special report entitled Worst of the Worst: The World’s Most Repressive Societies, as a companion to its annual survey on the state of global political rights and civil liberties, Freedom in the World. The special report provides summary country reports, tables, and graphical information on the countries that receive the lowest combined ratings for political rights and civil liberties in Freedom in the World, and whose citizens endure systematic and pervasive human rights violations.

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