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The latest from Freedom House:

The United States Senate has confirmed former Governor of Iowa Terry Branstad to the position of U.S. Ambassador to China. 

Freedom House issued a statement on the vital role of a new Ombudsman in Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, who has a vital role in calling attention to human rights and governance issues. 

In this issue: China’s upcoming internet restrictions, continued crackdown on lawyers, and the Great Firewall game.

Free from the “nuisance” of the popular vote, these leaders are immune to the political currents that rotate power in electoral systems.

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. 

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