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Freedom House expresses its grave concern for the fate of Azerbaijani journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov, who was deported from Turkey on April 19 and immediately charged with espionage when he arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Freedom House expresses its disappointment with new, regressive criminal and criminal-procedural codes passed by Kazakhstan’s lower house of Parliament.


Freedom House mourns the loss of Osman Hummaida, an ardent advocate for human rights in his native Sudan and throughout Africa. 

The decision of the Court of Appeal to uphold the discriminatory section of the Chieftainship Act so that first-born daughters cannot inherit chieftainship is a step backwards for gender equality in Lesotho.

Freedom House and a  broad coalition of  African and international NGOs urge President Barack Obama to give civil society a prominent role in the U.S. Africa Leaders’ Summit to be held August 5-6 in Washington, D.C. 

On April 10, more than 200 guests filled the Hillyer Art Space for Freedom House’s Third Annual Photography and Art Auction fundraiser.

Freedom House is proud to launch freedomhouse/mexico, a Spanish-language subsite that features news, publications, and updates related to Mexico as well as information on Freedom House programs based out of Mexico City.

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