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The latest from Freedom House:

Since taking office, President Trump has used or threatened to use the pardon to aid powerful individuals with political connections—some of whom have defended their actions and openly belittled the legal system—and to deal symbolic blows to political opponents.

In response to a Kazakh court ordering the closure of the independent website Ratel.kz and prohibiting its editor from using the outlet’s name to publish articles elsewhere, Freedom House released

In response to Nicaraguan authorities increasingly targeting peaceful protestors and human rights activists with intimidation and violent attacks, including the arrest this week of six members of the Comisión Permanente de Derechos Humanos, Freedom House issued a statement.

The head of Ukraine’s Security Service announced today that authorities faked the death of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko in Kyiv. 

In response to the killing in Kyiv of Arkady Babchenko, a prominent independent Russian journalist who lived and worked in Ukraine, Freedom House issued a statement.

Following Russian authorities’ arrest of a prominent Crimean Tatar human rights figure, Server Mustafayev, as part of an intensifying crackdown against minority groups in the Crimean peninsula, Freedom House issued a statement.

 As Venezuela prepares for a presidential election on Sunday, an election in which potential opposition candidates are either jailed or prohibited from competing, and with an electoral system manipulated to favor the incumbent, making President Nicolas Maduro almost certain to win by default, Freedom House issued a statement.

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