On the fifth anniversary of Iranian student protests, Freedom House's Center for Religious Freedom has called upon the government of Iran to free 40 people recently identified by the European Union as prisoners of conscience.
As Ukrainian citizens prepare to vote in important national elections in October, the country's news media is under increasing assault, threatening the chances for a fair electoral contest, according to a new Freedom House report issued today.
While visiting Sudan this week, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan should call on the international community to do much more to put a stop to the ongoing atrocities in the Sudanese province of Darfur, Freedom House said today.
The United States should not rush to reward the
government of Sudan for signing a peace agreement with southern rebels
while it is still pursuing a policy of ethnic cleansing in the country's
west, Freedom House said today.