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The latest from Freedom House:

Occupation forces detained Emil Kurbedinov, a prominent Crimean Tatar lawyer in Crimea, and one of his clients, Seyran Saliev. Kurbedinov was arrested and almost immediately tried and convicted.

Freedom House urges President Trump to reject the use of torture and make clear his commitment to uphold U.S. law on interrogations.

Kyrgyzstan's Chui Regional Court upheld the life sentence of human rights defender Azimjan Askarov, who was arrested in June 2010 on falsified charges. 

The perception of Barack Obama among Africans and followers of African affairs is mixed. Many admire the outgoing U.S. president and at the same time feel disappointed by his lack of direct engagement on the continent.

On the even of President Yaya Jammeh's term ending, Freedom House urges the government of The Gambia to respect the will of the people. 

The rage against critics of the National Radio and Television Council’s sudden decision to ban cable broadcasts of the Russian television channel Dozhd in Ukraine is understandable but misguided.

Ukraine’s National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting (NRCT) issued a decision banning Ukrainian distributors from broadcasting TV Dozhd.