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report released March 19 following a two-year investigation by South Africa’s Office of the Public Protector found that President Jacob Zuma misappropriated $23 million in state funds to renovate his private home.

Freedom House is gravely concerned by the invasion and apparent raid on March 16 of the Mexico City home of Darío Ramírez, director of Article 19, an independent human rights organization that promotes and protects freedom of expression.

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Freedom House condemns the unlawful imprisonment of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and The Nation editor Bheki Makhubu and calls for their immediate release and the withdrawal of charges against them.

Freedom House condemns the arbitrary arrest and detention of two Sri Lankan human rights activists on March 16 and calls for their immediate release.

Freedom House strongly condemns the illegal imprisonment in exile of Farshid Yadollahi and Reza Entesari, two Sufi Dervishes and prisoners of conscience.  Additionally, Iranian authorities must stop preventing Iranian Sufi Dervishes and prisoners of conscience from access to adequate medical care.

Freedom House calls on Sudan’s government to immediately release Abdulmonim Adam, a lawyer who has defended human rights activists but has been detained without charge, and to end the unlawful arrest of civilians.


El 12 de marzo de 2014, Balbina Flores Martínez representante en México de Reporteros Sin Fronteras, recibió en su oficina tres llamadas telefónicas de un hombre quien la amenazó con el siguiente mensaje: “Soy el comandante Omar Treviño, estoy cerca, en el Estado de México, vengo de Michoacán y traigo una encomienda con usted: una persona me pagó para hacerle daño. Sé quién es usted, dónde y cómo trabaja, la investigo desde hace quince días.”


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