To stand as a true ally of the Egyptian people, the United States needs to press the Egyptian government more effectively to promote inclusive political processes, uphold the rule of law, and respect the rights of Egyptians.
Ahead of the state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping on September 24-25, Freedom House and eight other human rights organizations have called on President Obama to raise the Chinese government’s crackdown on civil society in the leaders’ discussions.
Eight U.S. and internationally-based NGOs, in partnership with seven foreign policy experts and human rights advocates, sent a letter to President Obama that urges him to press Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for greater civil society protections within the kingdom.
A la lumière de ces événements, nous vous appelons à condamner publiquement cette injustice, à encourager le gouvernement de Mauritanie à mettre en pratique ses lois anti-esclavage et à sérieusement reconsidérer l’éligibilité de la Mauritanie à l’African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
Freedom House and the cosigned organizations urge Secretary of State John Kerry to encourage the government of Mauritania to enforce its anti-slavery laws; and seriously reconsider Mauritania’s eligibility for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
Freedom House joins the undersigned organizations in calling for concerted action from the UN human rights community after the conviction of three Mauritanian anti-slavery activists was upheld on appeal on August 20, 2015.