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The European Parliament's decision to award Cuban activists its annual Sakharov Prize is a highly deserved honor, but the European Union must do more to hold the Cuban government accountable for its ongoing human rights abuses, Freedom House said today.
While the United Nations Security Council prepares to meet tomorrow to examine Syria's alleged role in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Freedom House is making available background reports on Syria's governance and the state of political and civic freedoms in the country.
With less than three weeks until parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan, the authorities' restrictions ona range of rights cast serious doubt on the ability of average Azeri citizens to enjoy a free and fair vote on November 6, Freedom House said today.
The trustees and staff of Freedom House mourn the deaf of our colleague, and friend Penn Kemble. Over the course of four decades, Penn played a vital role in the struggle for freedom, both in the United States and in those parts of the world where dictatorship and repression hold sway.
The constitution voted on yesterday in Iraq may well constitute an obstacle to securing human rights and individual liberties should it be approved, Freedom House said today.
Tomorrow's referendum in Algeria on a proposed amnesty for the participants in the country's civil war will deny victims and their families the right to truth and justice, Freedom House said today.
Freedom House deeply mourns the passing of Sandra Feldman.


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