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Russia has released Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian helicopter pilot who was captured by Russian-backed forces in eastern Ukraine in 2014 and sentenced to 22 years in prison.

Prominent investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova has been released from prison on three-and-a-half-year probation.

masked men in the eastern city of Zaporizhzhya assaulted Anatoliy Ostapenko, a journalist affiliated with the independent media outlet Hromadske Zaporizhzhya.

A Kazakhstani court has convicted the editor of an independent online newspaper Guzyal Baidalinova on spurious charges of libel. 

On Saturday, May 21, Spanish journalist Salud Hernández disappeared from Tarra, Norte de Santander, Colombia. 

On May 23 resuming an Egyptian court will resume the trial of human rights activists Gamal Eid, Hossam Bahgat, and Bahey el-din Hassan on charges related their work for civil society organizations.

In response to Kazakhstan’s continued arrest of activists opposed to a proposed change in property law, Freedom House issued the following statement:


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