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The latest from Freedom House:

In response to Malaysia’s Court of Appeals ruling that the Sharia law against “cross dressing” in the state of Negeri Sembilan is unconstitutional, Freedom House issued the following statement.

Last week, the Orbán government’s proposed tax on the internet sparked the largest protest in Hungary since 2010. Faced with this massive backlash, Orbán withdrew the proposal rather quickly, but hinted at reintroducing the proposal in early 2015, a move which could have negative effects on internet and media freedom.

In response to Azerbaijan prohibiting a series of defense lawyers from representing Leyla Yunus, a human rights activist now jailed on spurious charges of treason, Freedom House issued the following statement.

As distinctions between “old” and “new” Europe blur, the declining health of democracy in the continent’s postcommunist frontier states threatens both democratic values and the security of the region.

In response to Belarus cancelling the residence permit of human rights advocate Elena Tonkacheva, banning her from returning to Belarus for three years, Freedom House issued the following statement:

In advance of President Obama’s visit to Myanmar Nov. 12-13 and his talks with President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi about national elections scheduled for 2015, Freedom House issued the following statement.

Freedom House’s Washington office is moving to a new address Nov. 24, 2014.