The latest from Freedom House:

Freedom House released the following statement following an arson attack on the office of the human rights group Memorial in Ingushetia.

La democracia está bajo amenaza y en retroceso en todo el mundo, según Freedom in the World 2018, la última edición del informe anual sobre derechos políticos y libertades civiles.


Democracy is under assault and in retreat around the globe, a crisis that has intensified as America’s democratic standards erode at an accelerating pace, according to Freedom in the World 2018. 

A White House visit by a Central Asian ruler presents an opportunity for renewed U.S. leadership on democracy and human rights.

A lower court has rejected Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruling that the detention of journalists Şahin Alpay and Mehmet Altan violated their rights.

Chechen authorities are detaining Oyub Titiyev, the head of the Grozny office of the human rights group Memorial, for alleged drug-related crimes.

Iranian authorities have detained more than 2,000 demonstrators, at least three of which have died in custody.