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The latest from Freedom House:



Freedom House issued a statement following reports of police brutality this week against demonstrators protesting the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Standing up for the human rights of LGBTI people entails great danger in many parts of the world, but successes to date show that it is a risk worth taking.

The United Nations Human Rights Council has proven it can add value to the lives of those whose dignity is under threat — but it needs greater solidarity of the democracies across regions and across the North-South divide.  

Mauritania’s Supreme Court released two renown anti-slavery activists from prison on May 17. 

Kazakhstan's government has detained civil society organizers of demonstrations scheduled for May 21.