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The latest from Freedom House:

report released March 19 following a two-year investigation by South Africa’s Office of the Public Protector found that President Jacob Zuma misappropriated $23 million in state funds to renovate his private home.

The government should immediately reopen Twitter and recognize that free, unhindered space for debate is essential in Turkey as it is anywhere else.

Freedom House President David J. Kramer appeared on PBS NewsHour to discuss the Obama administration's sanctions on Russia.

Freedom House is gravely concerned by the invasion and apparent raid on March 16 of the Mexico City home of Darío Ramírez, director of Article 19, an independent human rights organization that promotes and protects freedom of expression.

Today’s action should send a strong signal to Mr. Putin and his circle that there are costs to their egregious actions in Ukraine.

Vladimir Putin considers stable, prosperous, rule-of-law democracies along Russia’s border as a threat because of what they represent: the possibility of an alternative to autocratic rule in Russia. Click here to read Arch Puddington and David J. Kramer's op-ed for The American Interest.

As North Korea continues to draw the world’s attention with a combination of missile tests and tearful family reunions, last month’s detailed report by a special UN commission of inquiry has provided a long-overdue reminder that the regime in Pyongyang is not simply a vexing security problem or a bizarre curiosity for the media, but one of the most repugnant human rights abusers the world has ever seen.

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