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Freedom House urges member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and major trading partners - including India and China - to take immediate steps to impose targeted sanctions on Burma's military leaders.

Freedom House denounces a Kazakhstani court decision to sentence the owner and chief editor of Alma-Ata Info newspaper to three years in prison and calls for the country's appeals court to overturn his conviction and release him immediately.

The Chinese Communist Party's decision to arrest prominent attorney Xu Zhiyong represents the latest stage in its campaign to counter efforts by Chinese lawyers to build the rule of law and hold the government to account.

Freedom House urges the Russian and Georgian governments to address serious declines in human rights and democracy that were exacerbated by their war over the separatist republic of South Ossetia one year ago.

Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing troubling setbacks in freedom - after a generation of notable gains - presenting Hillary Clinton with a formidable challenge as she prepares for her first trip to the continent as U.S. secretary of state.Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing troubling setbacks in freedom—after a generation of notable gains—presenting Hillary Clinton with a formidable challenge as she prepares for her first trip to the continent as U.S. secretary of state.

Freedom House is deeply concerned about a new draft "media crimes" law in Venezuela and urges the National Assembly to reject it as an affront to the universal right to freedom of expression.

Freedom House welcomes the fact that Wednesday's parliamentary elections in Moldova were generally well administered and provided for real competition.

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