In response to the assassination August 15 of Colonel Jean Bikomagu in the capital of Burundi, Freedom House issued the following statement:
Expanding the definition of and increasing the penalties for acts of slavery is a major achievement by the Mauritanian government and a step toward eliminating the pervasive practice.
Human rights activists Leyla and Arif Yunus found guilty on all charges.
In response to police in Bujumbura, Burundi barricading the neighborhood of Jabe to search residents’ homes and collect weapons, Freedom House issues the following statement:
Freedom House strongly condemns the targeted murder of Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Neel.
En respuesta a las amenazas recibidas por el periodista Jorge Lanata, Freedom House emitió el siguiente comentario:
Journalist Jorge Lanata has received multiple anonymous threats for exposing corruption within the Argentinian government.