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In response to the assassination of General Adolphe Nshimirimana in Burundi on Aug. 2, Freedom House issued the following statement:

In response to a court in Senegal on July 31 sentencing Tamsir Jupiter Ndiaye to six months imprisonment for alleged acts of homosexuality, Freedom House issued the following statement:

Freedom House marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. 

On July 30, police in Nouakchott, Mauritania, beat and then arrested peaceful protestors demonstrating for the release of anti-slavery activists Biram dah Abeid and Brahim Ould Bilal. 

In response to the death of Rosanne Klass, who served as director of the organization’s Afghanistan Information Center during the 1980s, Freedom House issued the following statement:

President Obama unfortunately was fundamentally wrong in his comments about the parliamentary elections Ethiopia held in May.

The serious abuses that occurred before and during  the parliamentary election in Chernihiv show that that corrupt politics and crony capitalism remains alive and well in Ukraine and must be taken seriously by the authorities. 

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