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In response to the Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan upholding a lower-level court decision to fine the founders of the independent outlet Zanoza.kg the equivalent of about $387,000 because of alleged libel against the country’s former president, Freedom House issued a statement.

The Rwandan authorities’ prevented the editor of the online news outlet Great Lakes Voice, Bob Mugabe, from leaving the country to participate in the 2017 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Geneva, a key United Nations gathering on internet-related issues.

Moldova's Presidential Office has barred accredited journalist Constantin Gigorita from attending a series of public events, flouting court rulings affirming the right to access to public information.

Allowing members of parliament to reopen cases and establishing a new judicial body that will also oversee elections is an invitation to abuse of the system. 

To avoid further violence in Honduras, the Organization of American States and the European Union should oversee a recount and verification of all ballots. 

A Chinese court sentenced visiting Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-che, to five years imprisonment for discussing democracy on social media.

By allowing Pachamama to be re-incorporated, President Moreno sent an encouraging signal to Ecuador’s civil society organizations.  

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