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Removal of Religious Discrimination Laws Also Urged
'Dark day for Egypt' as democracy advocate loses appeal against government prosecution
African leaders meeting in Durban, South Africa, recently dissolved the moribund Organization of African Unity and replaced it with a new and purportedly more powerful body call
Together with a broad coalition of individuals from the democracy, human rights and development communities, Freedom House has appealed to President George W. Bush to consider a range of specific criteria in assessing whether a country is a suitable beneficiary of the Millennium Challenge Account. A letter, shown below, was sent to the President yesterday.
Freedom House strongly condemns the violent attack July 10 on members of the Liberty Institute, a prominent Georgian nongovernmental organization.
New Law Would Add Additional Severe Restrictions to Human Rights and Civic Groups
After a procedural vote on Thursday, May 24, 2002, the United Nations Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations closed a two-year-old case against Freedom House.

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