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The latest from Freedom House:

 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.

Жителі Криму борються за отримання базових прав людини в умовах переслідувань з боку російських спецслужб

Crimeans struggle to exercise their basic human rights amid Russian persecution.

Kenyan President signed a new Computer and Cybercrimes Law that criminal charges to be brought against persons deemed to have “intentionally published false, misleading or fictitious data.

The World Health Organization denied Taiwanese journalists press passes to cover the World Health Assembly from May 21 - 26. 

Ahead of a constitutional referendum in Burundi that would extend presidential terms to seven years from five and allow President Pierre Nkurunziza – in power since 2005 – to serve two additional terms, Freedom House issued a statement.

Journalist Elena Milashina and Russian LGBT activist Igor Kochetkov, who together helped expose the widespread illegal torture and murder of gay men in Chechnya, will receive the 2018 Freedom Award.

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