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Freedom House denounces today's coup in Thailand, which overthrew the ruling prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra.
A coalition of over 40 human rights and democracy leaders from around the world are calling on the United Nations Democracy Caucus to take urgent action this fall to strengthen the world body's record on democracy and human rights.
Freedom House today released The Worst of the Worst: The World's Most Repressive Societies 2006, its annual compilation of the most dictatorial regimes in the world, as the organization's executive director testified before Congress and called on the UN Human Rights Council to address abuses in these countries.
Freedom House Executive Director Jennifer Windsor testified today on the UN Human Rights Council before the House International Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Africa, Human Rights and Global Operations.
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.

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