Freedom House strongly condemns the arbitrary arrests and use of force by the Sudanese government against demonstrators, and is deeply concerned about a further decline in the already vulnerable state of fundamental freedoms in Sudan.
Freedom House calls on the UN Human Rights Council to strengthen the mandate of the Independent Expert on Sudan to address the grave human rights situation in the country. The Independent Expert’s mandate is up for renewal at the Council's current session.
A new Freedom House report, Swaziland: A Failed Feudal State, documents the damage done to the lives of ordinary Swazis, the economy, and the state institutions through a combination of the royal family’s greed and the monarch’s insistence on putting himself above the law.
Freedom House is deeply concerned by threats against Armenian NGOs working on women’s rights and gender-equality issues, and calls upon the Armenian authorities to conduct thorough investigations of the incidents.
On the 40th anniversary of the military-led coup d’état in Chile, Freedom House recognizes the victims of human rights violations perpetrated by the military regime and urges the government to fulfill its obligation to provide truth and justice to the victims and their families.