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Law enforcement bodies in Kyrgyzstan must cease using torture and other cruel, inhumane, and degrading forms of punishment of accused offenders, Freedom House said today.
Freedom House mourns the passing of Dr. Slobodanka (Boba) Nedovic, founder and President of the Center for Free Elections and Democracy (CeSID) in Belgrade, Serbia, on January 24.
During their meeting next week in Moscow, Secretary of State Colin Powell should express grave concern to President Vladimir Putin about the continuing erosion of democracy in Russia, Freedom House said today.
Leaders at the Special Summit in Monterrey, Mexico should focus significant attention on the emerging and troubling trends in democracy in the region, Freedom House said today.
The government of Nigeria should adopt a proposed Freedom of Information Bill (FOI) in order to promote government accountability, transparency, and citizen participation in the democratic processes, Freedom House said today.
In the midst of global terrorism and international efforts to fight it, freedom and democracy continued to make overall progress worldwide in 2003, according to a major annual survey released today by Freedom House.
Freedom House today marks International Human Rights Day by recognizing human rights defenders for their courageous work throughout the world.

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