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Following a Beijing’s court guilty verdict and three-year suspended sentence against human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, Freedom House issued the following statement.

Freedom House commends Congress for including trong protections for democracy and human rights in the omnibus funding bill.

Freedom House urges the Constitutional Commission to adopt the strongest possible human rights standards by including sexual orientation and gender identity in the non-discrimination article.

In response to the Senate’s passage of S.284, the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, Freedom House released the following statement.

Freedom House issued the following statement in support of H.R.4264, the Azerbaijan Democracy Act of 2015.

Following the Tajikistan government's brief detention of relatives of Muhiddin Kabiri, chairman of the opposition Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan, Freedom House issued the following statement.

Burundi should be suspended rather than be allowed to formally join the UN Human Rights Council, given the flagrant human rights abuses committed by the government.


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