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Freedom House calls on the Iranian government to refrain from using further violence and threats to intimidate hundreds of thousands of protesters who are exercising their human rights to freedom of speech and assembly.

The latest edition of Gozaar, Freedom House’s online forum on human rights and democracy in Iran, examines the aftermath of the country’s presidential election with analysis from prominent Iranian journalists and academics.

The European Union Council’s declaration this week on Cuba showed encouraging signs that concern for human rights and democracy will be part of the renewed political dialogue between the two sides.

Freedom House calls on Azerbaijan’s parliament to reject a package of five legislative amendments proposed earlier this month that would severely restrict the ability of both domestic and international non-governmental organizations to work in the country.

The massive demonstrations taking place in Iran expose citizens’ growing frustration with a political system that does not allow them to change their government through peaceful and democratic means.

Freedom House calls for the Kosovo government to fully investigate the recent threats made against investigative journalist Jeta Xharra and hold those responsible accountable.

Freedom House calls upon the Indian government to break its silence over the sham trial of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and to pressure Rangoon to unconditionally release the Nobel peace laureate immediately.


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