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In response to a provincial court decision to convict and sentence Angolan human rights activist José Marcos Mavungo to six years in prison on charges of rebellion for his alleged role in planning

Burkina Faso's transitional president and prime minister detained on September 16, weeks before upcoming elections. 

OSCE cancels parliamentary election observation mission in light of Azerbaijan's restrictions on the freedoms of expression, assembly and association.

In response to a judge in Caracas sentencing the Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López to more than 13 years in prison for his role in an anti-government protest, Freedom House issued the following statement

Ahead of the state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping in late September, Freedom House and eight other human rights organizations have called on President Obama to raise the Chinese government’s crackdown on civil society in the leaders’ discussions.

In response to Ecuador’s Secretary of Communications (SECOM) order to close the non-governmental organization Fundamedios, Freedom House issued the following statement:

Following the announcement that Ukraine expanded its recognition of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) jurisdiction over crimes committed in Ukraine to include those from Nov.


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