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Freedom House condemns the recent wave of intimidation and attacks on human rights defenders in Venezuela and calls on the government of President Hugo Chavez to ensure their safety.
Freedom House strongly denounces the murder of Magomed Yevloyev, a leading opponent of Ingushetia's Kremlin-backed leader Murat Zyazikov and the owner of ingushetiya.ru, the opposition website.
Freedom House is deeply concerned about an apparent crackdown in Yemen on religious minorities, including followers of the Baha'i faith and Christians who converted from Islam.
As the Beijing Olympics draw to a close, Freedom House urges the international community to insist on a new standard for awarding the Games, one that requires countries to be democratic and to respect basic human rights.
Freedom House and two other human rights organizations expressed concern over the continuing Russian presence in Georgia despite pledges to withdraw.
Freedom House offers the following resources and Caucasus expert for media interviews:
Today's military coup in Mauritania is a tragic setback for a country that only last year celebrated the inauguration of its first democratically-elected president after years of political repression.

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