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Freedom House joins the undersigned organizations, lawyers, and members of the legal profession, express deep concern over the increasing attacks against lawyers in the Philippines.

Freedom House would like to draw the attention of the OSCE and others to Ukraine's shrinking civic space.

Freedom House would like to draw the attention of the OSCE and others to the alarming persecution of journalists. 

Freedom House would like to draw the attention of the OSCE and others to Moldova's media reform efforts.

Freedom House would like to draw the attention of the OSCE and others to the Russian government's crackdown on opposition forces. 

Civil society organizations call upon the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to take action to improve human rights conidtions in Nicaragua.

Human rights groups call on Tajik government to release a seriously ill political activist. 

Human rights and civil society organizations request urgent international investigations into severe abuses including the unlawful detainment of Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, China.

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), CIVICUS, Freedom House, and Front Line Defenders condemn yesterday’s conviction of four human rights defenders from the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) and a National Election Committee (NEC) official, in what we see as a clear attack against their legitimate human rights work.

Freedom House is gravely concerned by an apparent systematic crackdown on the legal profession by a number of OSCE participating States. Since 2017, restrictive legislative changes and punitive measures targeting individual lawyers were especially egregious in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Crimea. 

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