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Freedom House is deeply disappointed by the conduct of yesterday’s presidential vote in Kyrgyzstan.

Freedom House urges the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to improve its new human rights commission by adding a strong protection mechanism as recommended by Indonesia and regional civil society leaders.

Freedom House calls on the Chinese government to reverse its recent campaign against human rights lawyers and allow them to carry out their work without intimidation or interference.

A decade after China banned the Falun Gong, the Chinese government shows no inclination to reverse its abusive policies toward religious minorities. Freedom House calls upon the Obama Administration to elevate the priority of this critical issue in its ongoing engagement with the Chinese regime.

Full country reports from the 2009 edition of Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual survey of political rights and civil liberties, are now available online.

Freedom House calls on the Russian government to fully investigate the disturbing murder of Natalya Estemirova, one of Chechnya's most prominent human rights activists, and bring the attackers to justice.

Freedom House urges participating states of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to make clear that the decision of Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev to sign a repressive new internet law does not bode well for the success of Kazakhstan’s upcoming chairmanship of the OSCE.

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