Freedom Alert

Freedom House condemns the December 9 abduction of prominent Syrian activist Razan Zaitouneh and calls for her immediate release.

Freedom House is deeply disturbed by India’s Supreme Court decision to reinstate legislation criminalizing homosexuality.

December 10, 2013 marked Human Rights Day, and the 65th anniversary of the UNGA’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Freedom House strongly condemns renewed efforts by Iranian authorities to suppress online freedom of information, and calls on the government of Hassan Rouhani to fulfill its campaign promise of greater social and political freedoms.

Freedom House félicite Mr. Biram Dah Abeid, président et fondateur de l’organisation de droits de l’homme IRA-Mauritanie (Initiative pour la Résurgence du Mouvement Abolitionniste), d’avoir remporté le Prix des Droits de l'Homme des Nations Unies 2013. Cette récompense prestigieuse est décernée tous les cinq ans à des individus exceptionnels qui luttent pour la promotion et la protection des droits de l’homme. Mr. Biram Dah Abeid partage l’honneur d’avoir reçu ce prix avec des personnalités remarquables, parmi lesquelles René Cassin, Taha Hussein, Benazir Bhutto, Jimmy Carter, Martin Luther King Jr., et Nelson Mandela.

Freedom House congratulates Mr. Biram Dah Abeid, president and founder of human rights organization IRA-Mauritania (Initiative pour la Résurgence du Mouvement Abolitionniste), on receiving the 2013 United Nations Human Rights Prize, a prestigious award given every five years to exceptional individuals that promote and protect human rights. Mr. Dah Abeid shares the award with many other notable figures, including René Cassin, Taha Hussein, Benazir Bhutto, Jimmy Carter, Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela.

Freedom House condemns the Kenyan Parliament’s passage of a bill allowing broad government control of the country’s media, and urges President Uhuru Kenyatta to support the country’s vibrant independent media sector by vetoing the legislation.

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