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Freedom House calls for the immediate release of prominent Sudanese journalist and human rights activist, Faisal Mohamed Salih, who was arrested by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) on Tuesday, May 8 outside his home in Khartoum. Mr. Salih was arrested after two weeks of daily harassment by security personnel since his appearance Al-Jazeera channel on April 19th, where he criticized the Sudanese government.

Freedom House calls for the immediate release of five Girifna youth movement activists in Khartoum, Sudan and others arrested after recent protests throughout the country.

Freedom House condemns the brutal crackdown on peaceful, student-led protests in Khartoum and the arrest of more than 70 people by state security forces.

At the end of November, a Kenyan High Court judge ruled that Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir should be arrested “should he ever set foot in Kenya.” The decision is a welcome sign that Kenya’s judiciary is emerging from its long subservience to the country’s powerful and often unaccountable executive branch, and that international law might soon be catching up with more alleged war criminals.




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Special Reports

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.

Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa 2007

Freedom House released an analysis of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa showing that the region has experienced notable increases in freedom over the past generation, although more setbacks than gains were seen in 2006.


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