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Freedom House praises the courage of 300 Chinese citizens who marked International Human Rights Day by issuing a major political statement calling for China's one-party rule to be replaced with a democratic system that respects human rights.
Freedom House and Human Rights First are urging Uzbek President Islam Abduganievich Karimov to release all human rights defenders in his country as a sign that he is committed to upholding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Freedom House congratulates Leonard Sussman upon his receipt of the first annual Dana Bullen Press Freedom Advocacy prize, bestowed on champions of press freedom by the World Press Freedom Committee, an international organization representing 45 journalistic groups.
Freedom House welcomes decisions in support of human rights and democracy adopted at the annual OSCE Ministerial Council Meeting that concluded today in Helsinki, Finland.
A plan by Azerbaijan's government to suspend international radio broadcasts from local frequencies early next year would deal a serious blow to the country's already dismal press freedom record.
The abduction today of Jestina Mukoko, one of Zimbabwe's most prominent human rights activists, appears to signal that Robert Mugabe's regime has renewed its campaign of violence against the country’s civil society.
Kazakhstan is rushing to adopt legislation that falls short of the reforms it promised last year in its bid to chair the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in 2010.

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