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Human rights-defending organizations urge the Trump administration to uphold both the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and US Congress' constitutional oversight role in the determination of accountability for Khashoggi’s murder.

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mohammed bin salman saudi arabia

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the vote by the United States Senate condemning Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. 

Robert Herman
Non-Resident Senior Democracy Fellow

The body’s membership will now be even less democratic than the world as a whole.

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Worst of the Worst 2007

Sudan, North Korea and Uzbekistan are prominent among the most repressive regimes in the world, according to a report released by Freedom House.  The study, “The Worst of the Worst: The World's Most Repressive Societies 2007,” named seventeen countries with the worst records for political rights and civil liberties, and pointed to thirteen countries which have been on the list for five years or more.

Saudi Arabia's Curriculum of Intolerance

Freedom House's Center for Religious Freedom released a report analyzing a set of Saudi Ministry of Education textbooks in use during the current academic year in Islamic studies courses for elementary and secondary students. The textbooks promote an ideology of hatred toward people, including Muslims, who do not subscribe to the Wahhabi sect of Islam.

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