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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.

Research Director, Technology and Democracy

The Saudi monarchy faces growing pressure on the two traditional pillars of its legitimacy—prosperity and religious authority.

As it rightly presses Russia to halt the bombing of civilian targets in Syria, the United States is supporting an abusive air campaign by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

The Specialized Criminal Court of Saudi Arabia has sentenced Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, along with 4 other activists, to death and has treated them all poorly. We ask Secretary Kerry to take action.

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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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