Joint Letters

Washington, DC – On May 26, human rights organizations, journalists, and others will gather in front of the White House as part of a global campaign to highlight the ongoing repression of civil society and independent voices in Azerbaijan.

Freedom House calls on governments to support the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry by the UNHRC to investigate the string of brutal killings by Islamic extremists of intellectuals, academics, writers, bloggers, and activists in Bangladesh.

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.

Thirty-seven Sudanese and international groups and eight prominent Sudanese individuals issued a letter condemming Sudanese authorities' action to block civil society activists from traveling to a UN-led human rights review meeting.

Freedom House joined key human rights organizations in signing a letter from the Working Group on Egypt to President Barack Obama. 

An open letter to the presidential candidates: embrace the cause of democracy and make it a central part of your foriegn policy platform,. 

Freedom House joins seven other advocacy groups to call on Secretary Kerry to grant humanitarian parole for threatened Bangladeshi bloggers and publishers.

Freedom House and 58 other prominent humanitarian NGOs urge the Senate to vote against the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act. 

Freedom House joins prominent NGOs in urging the United Nations and all member states to live up to their human rights commitments by supporting the draft resolution entitled ”Recognizing the role of human rights defenders and the need for their protection.“ 

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