The latest from Freedom House:

Iran is detaining more than 4,000 protesters, hijab protesters, and members of minority groups.

Costa Rica’s National Restoration Party candidate for vice presidente is promising that an NRP-led government would work to exclude LGBT persons from senior government positions. 

Ukraine’s Parliament, the Rada, is scheduling votes on legislation that would increase government monitoring of civil society institutions and politicize the human rights Ombudsman.

Two Tanzanian opposition political leaders are sentenced to prison amidst growing concern for Tanzania's commitment to democracy and human rights. 

The events of the past month suggest several ways to counter antidemocratic pressure from China’s government.