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The latest from Freedom House:

A White House visit by a Central Asian ruler presents an opportunity for renewed U.S. leadership on democracy and human rights.

A lower court has rejected Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruling that the detention of journalists Şahin Alpay and Mehmet Altan violated their rights.

Chechen authorities are detaining Oyub Titiyev, the head of the Grozny office of the human rights group Memorial, for alleged drug-related crimes.

Iranian authorities have detained more than 2,000 demonstrators, at least three of which have died in custody. 

Myanmar detailed two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, for alleged violation of the Official Secrets Act.

Citizens have long been excluded from policymaking, and they don’t like the results.

The government of Ethiopia announced that it will release all political prisoners and close the notorious Central Crime Investigation Center.

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