Venezuela

30 million people
11,820 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Not Free
Partly Free

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Freedom at Issue highlights those who have contributed to the promotion or strengthening of democracy, and those who have set back the cause of freedom.

La detención arbitraria de Antonio Ledezma por agentes del Servicio de Inteligencia Venezolano, los cuales actuaron sin una orden judicial y sin evidencia alguna que probara que Ledezma infringió la ley, constituyen una clara violación de los derechos constitucionales de Ledezma.

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Rule of Law
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Americas

The arbitrary detention of Antonio Ledezma by intelligence officials, who acted without a legal order for his arrest or evidence of any wrongdoing, constitutes a clear violation of Ledezma’s constitutional rights.

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Rule of Law
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Americas

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

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Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Elections, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Religious Freedom, Rule of Law
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Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas

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Lisa Davis is senior advisor for international legal affairs at Freedom House promoting human rights and the rule of law. Ms.

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