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Security forces of the Mozambican government are committing gross human rights abuses against civilians in central Mozambique, leading people to cross the border into Malawi as refugees, a report issued today by Freedom House finds.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to Gambian security forces today seizing the election commission headquarters, after President Jammeh’s defeat in presidential elections earlier this month.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to civilian casualties and suffering in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the passage of far-reaching amendments to Kyrgyzstan’s constitution granting more authority to security services and restricting powers of the judiciary. 

Michael J. Abramowitz, director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Levine Institute for Holocaust Education and a distinguished former journalist at the Washington Post, will become president of Freedom House on February 6, 2017, the organization’s Board of Trustees announced today.

The Global Magnitsky Act gives the United States a powerful, targeted tool to hold accountable human rights abusers and corrupt officials.

Kyrgyzstan’s security services were discovered overtly harassing activist Aziza Abdirasulova and other prominent human rights defenders. 

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