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The latest from Freedom House:

Freedom House welcomes Russia's decision to end its decade-long "counter-terrorism operation" against separatist rebels in Chechnya, but is concerned that human rights abuses and repression will worsen as Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov further consolidates his power in the southern republic.

Freedom House is deeply concerned by reports that an Iranian judge has charged Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi with spying for the United States and calls for her immediate release.

Freedom House is deeply concerned by reports that Russian authorities are harassing and marginalizing opposition candidates running for the mayor of Sochi, the city chosen to host the 2014 Winter Olympics.

As they seek to address Zimbabwe's numerous crises, top officials from the new unity government, including Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara, examined the government’s efforts and strategies f

Freedom House condemns the Egyptian government for denying its citizens their basic human rights to peacefully demonstrate and call for reform on the one-year anniversary of an important general strike.

Breaking the Cycle of Violence: The Role of Democracy, Rule of Law and Human Rights - remarks by William H. Taft IV at the World Bank