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Although Egyptian authorities have taken basic procedural steps such as adopting a constitution and holding a presidential election, Egypt is now much farther from genuine democracy than it was immediately after the coup. See the June 2014 edition and a 12-month review of the Egypt Democracy Compass,

Freedom House encourages the Ukrainian Rada to ratify the Rome Statute without delay and send a clear signal that there should be no impunity for human rights abuses in Ukraine or elsewhere.

This generous gift reflects the Board of Trustees’ commitment to build on Freedom House’s record and to stay at the forefront of the struggle for freedom around the world.

It’s striking that parliamentarians from across Europe can travel to Baku to discuss human security while members of Azerbaijan’s civil society are forcibly detained and generally threatened.

The decision to revoke Swaziland’s AGOA eligibility sends a strong message to a government that has refused to show greater respect for human rights.

The fact that Ruslan Kutayev is facing up to ten years in prison for his principled position regarding a tragic event in the history of the Chechen people, the deportation of 1944, is preposterous.

The crackdown on Salmmah Women’s Resource Center is the latest attack in the Sudanese government’s long campaign to stifle the promotion of human rights and civil liberties in the country.


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