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Tashkent, Uzbekistan (January 12, 2006)--As part of a broader crackdown by the Uzbek government to smother civic activism and eliminate nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the Civil Court of Tashkent yesterday ordered Freedom House to suspend its activities in Uzbekistan for the next six months.
Freedom House today expressed grave concern over newly adopted Russian legislation that will further curtail the rights of civil society in Russia.
Arab Middle East Shows Improvement, Despite Continued Repression Major Gains in Ukraine, Indonesia; Decline Noted in Philippines Notable Gains in Worldwide Freedom
Democratic member states of the United Nations should work together to pass resolutions at the UN General Assembly chastising several nations with poor human rights records, Freedom House said today.
With little less than a month until presidential elections in Kazakhstan, official restrictions on independent media freedoms are threatening the chances of a free and fair vote, Freedom House said today.
Only countries with a demonstrated commitment to democratic reform should be eligible for U.S. foreign assistance provided by the Millennium Challenge Corporation(MCC), Freedom House said today.
Freedom House, together with the Madrid-based Fundacion para los Relaciones Internacionales y el Dialogo Exterior (FRIDE), will hold conference on November 8 in Brussels, Belgium focusing on transatlantic cooperation in support of democracy in Cuba.

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