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In response to the detention of members of the NGO “Voice of Beslan” on the 12th anniversary of the school hostage crisis in Beslan, North Ossetia, Freedom House issued a statement.

In advance of a hearing September 2 in the case against five former journalists of the closed Turkish newspaper Taraf, Freedom House issued a statement.

Iran executed 12 people on August 27 for alleged drug offenses, and also executed 24 Kurdish prisoners earlier this month. 

Crimean authorities forcibly admitted Crimean Tatar activist Ilmi Umerov to a psychiatric clinic after nearly six months detention.

Zambia has announced its suspension of the licenses for the country’s most popular television station Muvi TV,  and two radio stations Komboni Radio and Radio Itezhi Tezhi.

In response to the disappearance of the wife and 17-year old son of jailed Tajiki opposition leader Mahmadali Hayit, Freedom House issued the following statement:

Kazakhstani political opposition leaderVladimir Kozlov has been released from prison. 

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