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On May 17, 2017, the Baku Court of Appeals ordered that human rights defenders and former political prisoners Arif and Leyla Yunus be returned to Azerbaijan for new hearings in an ongoing court case.

It is critical that the international community stand with the Crimean Tatars and participate in acts of public remembrance to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of their forced deportation.

On May 12, Baku Sabayil District Court banned five independent media websites on the grounds of being harmful and dangerous for security. 

Freedom House joins with key civil society organizations to urge Ambassador Nikki Haley to ensure that U.S. engagement with the United Nations Human Rights Council advances universal values and our nation’s interests worldwide.

After Brexit and Trump, does Emmanuel Macron’s success herald a tidal shift toward liberalism?

Democracies are no longer immune to the virus of the authoritarian state.

Freedom House president Michael J. Abramowitz lays out our belief that it is in America’s interest to help defend the safety and freedom of others.