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The European Union has a responsibility to make human rights a priority in any new partnership pact with Moscow, especially given Russia's steep decline in basic freedoms since the last agreement was sealed more than a decade ago.
Recent actions call into serious question the Nicaraguan government's commitment to a fair and transparent electoral process and politically plural society.
Freedom House welcomes the resignation of Murat Zyazikov as president of the Republic of Ingushetia, a southern territory of Russia which borders Chechnya and Georgia.
Freedom House urges the international community to call on Syria to immediately release 12 pro-democracy dissidents sentenced Wednesday to two and a half years in prison.
Freedom House congratulates the Maldivian people for their country's first democratic presidential election and urges the president-elect to quickly expand basic rights for all citizens, including freedom of speech, association and religion.
Freedom House urges the International Monetary Fund to reject loans to the Belarus regime of Alyaksandr Lukashenka unless his government institutes major democratic reforms.
Freedom House applauds the European Parliament for awarding its top human rights prize to Chinese dissident Hu Jia, who was jailed this year as China cracked down on human rights campaigners ahead of the Olympics.

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