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Freedom House today released a Russian translation of the 2011 Russia report from Nations in Transit,an annual study of democratic development in the former Communist states of Europe and Eurasia. This is the first time a translation of the full country report has been made available.

As the 12th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) launch of a massive crackdown on the Falun Gong spiritual group approaches on July 20, Freedom House remains deeply concerned about the ongoing human rights abuses committed against adherents, their families, and increasingly, their lawyers.
Freedom House strongly condemns the brutal crackdown today by the Malaysian government against tens of thousands of demonstrators calling for clean and fair elections in Kuala Lumpur and calls on Malaysian authorities to respect the right of its citizens to free assembly and to immediately release all those detained.
On the eve of Southern Sudan’s independence, Freedom House expresses deep concern about serious and ongoing human rights abuses in the South Kordofan and Blue Nile regions and calls on President al-Bashir to cease attacks on innocent civilians and return to peaceful negotiation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).

Freedom House today joins other human rights organizations in urging President Barack Obama to take more decisive action against human rights abuses in Burma.

Freedom House marks the birthday today of Iranian blogger and human rights activist Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki, who is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence. His continued incarceration serves as a reminder of the plight of Iranian political prisoners, and the regime’s unrelenting crackdown on its citizens for peaceful activism.

On the second anniversary of the brutal crackdown on peaceful Uighur demonstrators by Chinese security forces, Freedom House remains deeply concerned about the ongoing repression and human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in China.

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