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The Bolotnaya Square protests marked the beginning of both a new presidential term for Putin and the harshest crackdowns on civil society since the end of the Soviet Union.

Since mid-April, students across Sudan have held peaceful demonstrations on issues including the long-running conflict in Darfur and the decision by the Government to sell the University of Khartoum campus. 

Saudi human rights activist Hala Aldosari, and Yazidi member of the Iraqi parliament Vian Dakhil will be co-recipients of the organization’s Freedom Award, recognizing their work to highlight human rights violations and to protect and improve the rights of women and minorities.

In response to a Brazilian court ordering a 72-hour ban of the messaging app WhatsApp, Freedom House issued the following statement.

China's National People’s Congress passed the foreign NGO management law, severely limiting the work of foreign NGOs and their local partners.

The Supreme Court of the Republic of Crimea has issued a ban on the Mejlis of the Crimea Tatar People, the single representative body of the Crimean Tatar minority population. 

Global press freedom declined to its lowest point in 12 years in 2015, as political, criminal, and terrorist forces sought to co-opt or silence the media in their broader struggle for power.

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