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Freedom House is deeply troubled by Kyrgyzstan’s proposal to drastically expand the definitions of “treason” and “espionage,” and criminalize “activity directed against the security of the Kyrgyz Republic.” If the draft legislation becomes law, it could be used against anyone producing, storing, or transmitting information that the government believes is harmful. Freedom House calls upon members of the Jogorku Kenesh (Parliament) to reject the proposed amendments.

Freedom House condemns the restrictive new "protest law" signed by Egypt’s interim president, Adly Mansour, as a blatant violation of freedoms of expression and association.

After several tumultuous weeks, the ICC’s future in Africa is quite uncertain. What is next for the ICC in Africa?

During their scheduled meeting on November 22, President Barack Obama should press Morocco’s King Mohammed VI to live up to his promises of reform by guaranteeing all  Moroccans and inhabitants of the Western Sahara the rights of freedom of expression, assembly and the press.
 

Ukraine leaders refuse to sign a much-anticipated Association Agreement and trade pact with the EU.

The Ukrainian government’s rejection of closer integration with the European Union (EU) is a significant step back from democracy and human rights in Ukraine and a betrayal of the public’s hopes.

Freedom House condemns the unlawful arrests and detentions carried out by police against University of Swaziland students as well as farmers in Swaziland’s Vuvulane area. The government of Swaziland should immediately end these violations of Swazi citizens’ basic freedoms.

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