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Freedom House denounces today's coup in Thailand, which overthrew the ruling prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra.
A coalition of over 40 human rights and democracy leaders from around the world are calling on the United Nations Democracy Caucus to take urgent action this fall to strengthen the world body's record on democracy and human rights.

There is a troubling irony in inviting former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami to speak today at the National Cathedral on the role the Abrahamic faiths can play in shapin

Freedom House today released The Worst of the Worst: The World's Most Repressive Societies 2006, its annual compilation of the most dictatorial regimes in the world, as the organization's executive director testified before Congress and called on the UN Human Rights Council to address abuses in these countries.
Freedom House Executive Director Jennifer Windsor testified today on the UN Human Rights Council before the House International Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Africa, Human Rights and Global Operations.

At School No. 1 in Beslan, portraits of the children, teachers, and parents who died in the September 2004 siege hang in the gymnasium among wreaths of flowers.

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