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Freedom House today expressed serious concern over the sentence meted out against New York Times researcher Zhao Yan, who was imprisoned in China in an investigation concerning the alleged leaking of state secrets.
Freedom House expressed disappointment and concern about the August 9 decision of the Kyrgyz government to extradite five Uzbek citizens to Uzbekistan.
A new study finds that entrenched corruption remains a principal obstacle to democracy in transitional countries throughout the world. The study, Countries at the Crossroads 2006, was issued by Freedom House today.
Freedom House Deputy Director Thomas O. Melia testified today on the state of freedom in Russia for a hearing held by the Helsinki Commission.
Despite massive local and international protest, Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev yesterday signed into effect restrictive amendments to the country's media law that will greatly threaten freedom of expression and freedom of the press in the country.
In the only nationwide survey conducted in Kuwait on the eve of the elections, results show that most Kuwaitis will vote based on candidates' political platforms rather than gender.
Members of the Board of Trustees of Freedom House today sent a letter to President Bush urging him to bring U.S. policies on interrogation and detention into compliance with U.S. and international law.

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