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As President Obama prepares to visit Ethiopia next week, Freedom House releases policy reccomendations highlighting the importance of Ethiopia's relationsho to it's civil society, independent media, and political opposition. 

Freedom House urges the United States and other nations to send ambassadors to attend the pending trials of imprisoned human rights defenders in Azerbaijan.

For Chadian President Hissène Habré is now on trial in Senegal for crimes against humanity committed during his presidency.

On July 15, Freedom House commemorates the life of Russian human rights activist Natalia Estemirova. 

As US President Barack Obama prepares to travel to Kenya, Freedom House and 17 other international and Kenyan human rights organizations co-signed a letter to Obama highlighting concerns that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is undermining his country’s commitments to international human rights law. 

In response to demonstrators in Tehran raising the issue of greater civil rights after Iran reached agreement with six nations to limit Tehran’s nuclear capabilities, Freedom House issued the following statement.

The United States Pentagon has announced that it will allow transgender people to serve openly in the U.S. military beginning in 2016. 


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