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The latest from Freedom House:

Zambia has announced its suspension of the licenses for the country’s most popular television station Muvi TV,  and two radio stations Komboni Radio and Radio Itezhi Tezhi.

In response to the disappearance of the wife and 17-year old son of jailed Tajiki opposition leader Mahmadali Hayit, Freedom House issued the following statement:

Multinationals have a lot to gain from partnerships with civil society groups, and a lot to lose if activists are not allowed to do their work.

Kazakhstani political opposition leaderVladimir Kozlov has been released from prison. 

A Mauritanian court sentenced 13 anti-slavery activists to prison sentences ranging from 3 to 15 years. 

As U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry prepares to travel to Kenya, Freedom House and 14 Kenyan human rights organizations co-signed a letter highlighting concerns about continued human rights violations.

Kenya's security agencies continued violations and disregard for international human rights law in the name of counter-terrorism should be of particular concern to the United States. 

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