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Iranian authorities have detained more than 2,000 demonstrators, at least three of which have died in custody. 

Myanmar detailed two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, for alleged violation of the Official Secrets Act.

The government of Ethiopia announced that it will release all political prisoners and close the notorious Central Crime Investigation Center.

The world’s democracies should together call on Iranian authorities to respect the rights of the country’s citizens, including their rights to assemble and express themselves peacefully.

The Trump administration decided to impose financial and travel sanctions on more than a dozen individuals responsible for serious human rights abuses and corruption – sanctions that were created by the Global Magnitsky Act passed by Congress in 2016.

In response to the Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan upholding a lower-level court decision to fine the founders of the independent outlet Zanoza.kg the equivalent of about $387,000 because of alleged libel against the country’s former president, Freedom House issued a statement.

The Rwandan authorities’ prevented the editor of the online news outlet Great Lakes Voice, Bob Mugabe, from leaving the country to participate in the 2017 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Geneva, a key United Nations gathering on internet-related issues.

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