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The latest from Freedom House:

Freedom House Deputy Executive Director Tom Melia
Subcommittee on African Affairs of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; July 15, 2008

By deploying Zimbabwe's security forces against the political opposition and voters, Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party effectively carried out a coup d'état on June 27.
Freedom House is deeply saddened by the passing of Bronislaw Geremek, an ardent champion of democracy and human rights in Central Europe.
Civil society groups in Jordan fear that, if passed, the so-called Societies Law would effectively turn independent organizations into an extension of the Jordanian government...

NOW that President Robert Mugabe has been sworn into a sixth term after an election widely viewed as illegitimate, what is the rest of the world going to do about it?

China's decision to block dissident lawyers from meeting with two U.S. lawmakers underscores how critical it is for U.S. President George W. Bush to meet with Chinese dissidents when he visits Beijing for the Olympics.