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The following are suggested questions for William V. Roebuck, the nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, whose confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will take place on Wednesday, September 10.


The Malian government has promised a number of initiatives to provide justice and compensation to the victims of the civil conflict, but its performance to date has raised doubts about its ability to deliver.

On May 12, 1997 Michel Thierry Antangana was arrested by Cameroon officials on the grounds of “organized crime” and spent the next 17 years in captivity.

In response to the decision by Iran’s Ministry of Justice to charge three Christians with capital offenses because of their religious beliefs, Freedom House issued the following statement:

At this critical juncture in determining the future of the internet, the internet governance process can and should be improved. We stress the importance of upholding and strengthening the multistakeholder approach to ensure that the internet remains open, global, secure, and resilient.

The EU should set explicit press freedom requirements for candidate countries and enforce these more strictly during the accession process.

A certain group of countries want greater control over how the internet is run globally. As it turns out, they tend to be some of the worst offenders when it comes to censoring the web and arresting users for their online activities.

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