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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. 

China's recent limitations on  issuance of passports to ethnic minorities violates international human rights standards.

Freedom House issued the following statement ahead of the scheduled July 13 start of the trial of Azerbaijani human rights defenders Leyla and Arif Yunus.

After members of the opposition party marched in downtown Managua, police responded with tear gas, and beat and detained the demonstrators.

In response to the murder of three journalists in one week— Filadelfo Sanchez Sarmiento, Juan Mendoza Delgado, and Gerardo Nieto Alvarez— Freedom House issued the following statement:

Three memebers of the group of Zone 9 bloggers and journalists have been released from prison today. 


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