In response to Turkey’s continued indefinite detention of two journalists from the media outlet Evrensel -- reporters Cemil Uğur and Halil İbrahim Polat -- Freedom House issued a statement.
A Russian court sentenced Zhalaudi Geriev, a journalist with the online news site Caucasian Knot, to three years imprisonment.
In response to demonstrations and a fire at the headquarters of Inter TV in Kyiv, Freedom House issued a statement.
The Iraqi parliament plans to vote on a controversial “Assembly and Peaceful Demonstration” measure.
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.