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Freedom House is concerned about the escalating tension between the governing FRELIMO party and the opposition RENAMO party, fueled by the attempted assassination of RENAMO Secretary-General Manuel Bissopo.

On January 27 a court in Kyiv ruled in favor of an indefinite delay of neighborhood district council elections scheduled for March 27 in the Ukrainian capital.

Economic downturns and fear of social unrest have led Russia, China, and other authoritarian regimes to crack down harder on dissent, while mass migration and new forms of terrorism in 2015 fueled xenophobic sentiment in major democracies, according to Freedom in the World 2016, Freedom House’s annual report on political rights and civil liberties.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the criminal conviction and imprisonment of civic activists Serikzhan Mambetalin and Ermek Narymbaev for “inciting social hatred.” 

The property damage at Human Right House is part of the series of violent attacks against journalists, politicians, academics and open-minded government officials in Serbia.

The Zimbabwean Constitutional Court has ruled to ban marriage by girls under 18 years of age. 

In response to the government of Uzbekistan revealing that religious figure Akram Yuldashev died in prison in 2010, Freedom House issued the following statement.

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