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Following police in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, using tear gas and water cannons April 17 against peaceful protestors, Freedom House issued the following statement: 

Freedom House condemns the politically motivated trial and imprisonment of prominent Chinese journalist Gao Yu.

In response to today’s comments by Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman, in which she referred to Ethiopia as a democracy and the country’s upcoming elections free, fair, and credib

Freedom House issued a statement following the murder of journalist Oles Buzina by masked gunmen outside his home in Kyiv, Ukraine. 

Freedom House condemns the politically motivated imprisonment of Azerbaijani human rights activist Rasul Jafarov.

Freedom House joined other  human rights organizations and former diplomats in a joint letter to the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, asking the United States to impose a visa ban and freeze assets of Azerbaijani officials involved in large-scale human rights abuses. 

After an Egyptian court sentenced more than 35 protestors and journalists to life imprisonment or death, Freedom House issued the following statement. 

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