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Bayram Mamedov and Giyaseddin Ibragim, two members of the Azerbaijani youth movement N!DA, were detained on May 10 and charged with possession of illegal drugs. 

Following the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) directive to telecommunications providers to shut down social media platforms in advance of President Museveni’s inauguration to another five ye

On May 5, 2016, a group of heavily armed National Intelligence and Security Service officers raided the office of human rights lawyer Nabil Adib in Khartoum without a warrant.

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.


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