In response to a court in Azerbaijan sentencing a 22-year old to 10 years imprisonment for writing “Happy Slaves Day” on a monument of the late president Heydar Aliyev – father of the country’s current president – Freedom House issued a statement.
In response to Venezuelan electoral officials suspending a referendum to unseat President Nicolas Maduro, Freedom House issued a statement.
In response to Ethiopian security forces disrupting a fundraising event by the country’s most prominent human rights organization, the Human Rights Council (HRCO), Freedom House issued a statement.
In response to Cuban authorities’ illegal raid of the Consejería Jurídica de Abogados Independientes de la Corriente Agramontista, Freedom House issued a statement.
Freedom House released a statement in response to South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.
Iran sentenced three Iranian-Americans to 10 years imprisonment on politically-motivated charges.
The Venezuelan government continues its harrassment and persecution of opposition leader Lester Toledo with his most recent arrest.