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Just two years into a 20-year prison sentence, Azerbaijani political prizoner Abbas Huseynov reports suffering torture and receiving death threats. 

In response to the family of a secretly detained Chinese human rights lawyer, Yu Wensheng, releasing a video contradicting the government’s claim that the lawyer wants to dismiss his legal counsel, Freedom House released a statement.

Iranian authorities have begun disrupting access to Telegram, the country’s most popular social media platform of around 40 million monthly users. 

Tanzanian authorities pre-emptively arrested citizens using social media to promote the protest on April 26

Press freedom is facing new threats in major democracies as well as in repressive states, where authorities are censorship social media after reducing the independence of traditional outlets. 

Armenians have been able to hold the country’s most powerful political figure accountable through public demonstrations, an event significant for the entire region.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to today’s decision of the Tagansky District Court in Moscow to block the popular instant messaging app Telegram. 

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