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Freedom House today released Worst of the Worst 2010: The World's Most Repressive Societies, its annual report identifying the world's most flagrant human rights abusers, at a side panel during the 14th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

Freedom House today honors the contributions of Syrian human rights defender, Razan Zaitouni and Egyptian democracy activist, Esraa Abdel Fattah Rashed with its New Generation Award.

The arrest of opposition leader Mario Masuku on the frivolous charge of publicly saying the name of his political party,

Namibia and South Africa saw noteworthy declines in press freedom in 2009

Freedom House is extremely disappointed by the decision of the United Nations General Assembly to elect conspicuously unqualified candidates-including Libya

The Egyptian Parliament’s decision today to extend the emergency law severely hurts the prospects for the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections

Freedom House condemns continued efforts by the Iranian government to silence its detractors, including the May 9 execution of five political prisoners


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