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Russia launched criminal proceedings against the head of human rights non profit organizations "Women of the Don” for alleged violation of Russia’s “foreign agents” law.

 Security forces in Venezuela have detained independent journalists Román Camacho, Josselyn Torres and Darvinson Rojas.

THe Turkish government moved to supress two LGBTI pride events in Istanbul, banning the upcoming main LGBTI pride parade on June 26. 

Protests erupted across several communities in Pretoria following a decision by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to disregard the mayoral nominations of its local members in favor of a candidate selected by its provincial leadership. 

Turkish journalists and human rights defenders Şebnem Korur Fıncancı, Erol Önderoğlu, and Ahmet Nesin have been detained on charges of producing "terror propaganda."  

In light of Chief Justice Mutunga's retirement, Freedom House urges recruitment of Kenya's next Chief Justice to uphold constitutional requirements.

Freedom House issues a statement in response to the Polish government's new counter-terrorism and surveillance laws.


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