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Freedom House issued the following statement after Kyrgyzstani authorities brought criminal charges against staff of a leading Kyrgyzstani human rights organization for allegedly inciting inter-ethnic hatred.

The world’s leading democracies have a poor record of responding to the rise of authoritarianism in their own regions, according to a Freedom House report released today.

In response to today's court decision to drop the Criminal Code charges and amend the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (ATP) charges against the Zone Nine bloggers and journalists, Freedom House issued the following statement.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the reported attacks on Mauritanian anti-slavery activists on November 11 and the recent arrests of nine anti-slavery activists, including Biram Dah Abeid, president of anti-slavery organization Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement in Mauritania (IRA).

In response to Malaysia’s Court of Appeals ruling that the Sharia law against “cross dressing” in the state of Negeri Sembilan is unconstitutional, Freedom House issued the following statement.
In response to Azerbaijan prohibiting a series of defense lawyers from representing Leyla Yunus, a human rights activist now jailed on spurious charges of treason, Freedom House issued the following statement.

In response to Belarus cancelling the residence permit of human rights advocate Elena Tonkacheva, banning her from returning to Belarus for three years, Freedom House issued the following statement:

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