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The latest from Freedom House:

Freedom House welcomes steps by the U.S. Government to provide assistance to Georgia, but urges the United States to ensure that a significant portion of the $1 billion in aid earmarked to help Georgia recover from its recent conflict with Russia is used to strengthen Georgia's democratic institutions.
Cubans see little evidence of meaningful reform in their country and remain skeptical that Raúl Castro's new presidency will bring positive change, according to a new study released by Freedom House today.
A landmark visit by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Libya provides a rare diplomatic opening that should be used to promote political and human rights reforms in one of the world's most repressive societies.
Freedom House condemns the recent wave of intimidation and attacks on human rights defenders in Venezuela and calls on the government of President Hugo Chavez to ensure their safety.
Freedom House strongly denounces the murder of Magomed Yevloyev, a leading opponent of Ingushetia's Kremlin-backed leader Murat Zyazikov and the owner of, the opposition website.
Freedom House is deeply concerned about an apparent crackdown in Yemen on religious minorities, including followers of the Baha'i faith and Christians who converted from Islam.
As the Beijing Olympics draw to a close, Freedom House urges the international community to insist on a new standard for awarding the Games, one that requires countries to be democratic and to respect basic human rights.