The latest from Freedom House:

Michael J. Abramowitz, director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Levine Institute for Holocaust Education and a distinguished former journalist at the Washington Post, will become president of Freedom House on February 6, 2017, the organization’s Board of Trustees announced today.

The Global Magnitsky Act gives the United States a powerful, targeted tool to hold accountable human rights abusers and corrupt officials.

Kyrgyzstan’s security services were discovered overtly harassing activist Aziza Abdirasulova and other prominent human rights defenders. 

Cuban authorities arrested political dissident Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado, following Fidel Castro’s death. 

Uzbek authorities should ensure a thorough, impartial, and transparent investigation into the alleged torture of two brothers by the Uzbek National Security Service (SNB), and the death in custody of one of them, Human Rights Watch, the International Partnership for Human Rights, Freedom House, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, and the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia said today.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the release of The Gambia’s December 1, 2016 election results.

Freedom House is pleased to announce the election of six new members to its Board of Trustees.