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Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the Zimbabwean Constitutional Court declaring the nation’s criminal defamation law invalid and unconstitutional.

Sudanese human rights defender, Salah Gamar-Eldin, died after being arrested  for exercising his fundamental rights of free speech and freedom of assembly.

Freedom House responds to to Kazakhstan’s government-owned Channel 1 television criticism of Freedom House and the Freedom in the World findings.

The Nicaraguan government has denied entry to Carlos Ponce, Freedom House director for Latin America programs. 

Freedom House is concerned about the escalating tension between the governing FRELIMO party and the opposition RENAMO party, fueled by the attempted assassination of RENAMO Secretary-General Manuel Bissopo.

On January 27 a court in Kyiv ruled in favor of an indefinite delay of neighborhood district council elections scheduled for March 27 in the Ukrainian capital.

Economic downturns and fear of social unrest have led Russia, China, and other authoritarian regimes to crack down harder on dissent, while mass migration and new forms of terrorism in 2015 fueled xenophobic sentiment in major democracies, according to Freedom in the World 2016, Freedom House’s annual report on political rights and civil liberties.

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