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Tomorrow, March 18, 2004, marks the one-year anniversary of the Cuban government's crackdown on peaceful democracy advocates.
The first ever meeting yesterday between representatives of Uzbekistan's government and members of civil society to discuss human rights abuses is a welcome development, Freedom House said today. The government should continue engaging human rights defenders, the organization said.
The democratic member states of the United Nations should use the just convened session of the UN Commission on Human Rights to create a permanent democracy caucus at the world body, a group of eminent persons from 28 countries urged in a statement released today.
Haiti in 2003 saw no progress in stemming the absolute decline in political and economic conditions.
On the eve of Russian presidential elections, the government under President Vladimir Putin is sliding dangerously closer to authoritarianism and further undermining Russia's democratic consolidation, new Freedom House studies reveal.
Moroccan participants in a recent study show broad, yet qualified, support for women's rights, revealing important insight into popular attitudes toward gender equality in a key Arab country.
Law enforcement bodies in Kyrgyzstan must cease using torture and other cruel, inhumane, and degrading forms of punishment of accused offenders, Freedom House said today.

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