The latest from Freedom House:

On the ninth anniversary of Anna Politkovskaya's murder, Freedom House mourns the courageous journalist and continues to demand full justice for the slain journalist.

The United States Congress should act immediately to reauthorize the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. 

At the United Nations, the presidents of Russia and China urged global unity against the common threats of terrorism and instability. What they are really pitching is an alliance of rulers against the ruled.

Tajikistan named the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) a terrorist organization in a part of an on-going crackdown against the opposition party. 

The leaders of the United States, Russia, China, and Iran engaged in an impromptu debate this week in their remarks at the UN General Assembly. President Obama asserted the benefits and universality of democratic principles, but the others pushed back with an emphasis on sovereignty, stability, and noninterference. 

Under Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin has suppressed the legacy of the Soviet Union’s leading dissident, whose warnings against unconditional détente remain relevant today.

In response to the initial parliamentary passage of legislation increasing state control of non-governmental organizations in Kazakhstan, Freedom House issued the following statement.