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Community of Democracies Urged to Exert Greater Leadership at UN
The U.S. military should thoroughly investigate allegations of abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad and take measures to ensure that such violations do not occur again, Freedom House said today.
Proportion of Global Population With Access to Free Media Plunges to New Low Italy Drops to “Partly Free”
Democracy and the rule of law are making slow and uneven progress in the Balkans, according to a new Freedom House report issued Friday at an international conference in Belgrade, Serbia.
Authorities in Kyrgyzstan continue to engage in serious human rights abuses, the latest violation occurring yesterday against eighteen peaceful demonstrators, Freedom House said today.
The beating by Cuban officials of a member of a nongovernmental organization at the United Nations in Geneva should be considered a criminal act for which the Cuban government must be censured, Freedom House said today.
U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell addressed Freedom House staff and other guests at a State Department reception March 11, following a Freedom House conference on the world's most repressive societies.

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