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The Angolan parliament recently adopted a new Penal Code decriminalizing same-sex activities and prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Freedom House commends the African Union for its assertive engagement in the electoral process of the Democratic Republic of Congo's recent presidential election.

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Though the United Nations is an imperfect body, UN special rapporteurs play an important role by examining potential human rights violations. 

Hasan Minhaj at an event in California in November 2018

Hasan Minhaj at an event in California in November 2018 (Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

How should companies like Netflix respond when repressive governments order the removal of critical content?

Kazakh authorities detained and harassed at least 15 human rights activists and reporters on Kazakhstan's national independence day. 

The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released two independent analyses examining social media tactics used by the Russian Internet Research Agency to influence the U.S. elections.  

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Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the vote by the United States Senate condemning Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. 

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Crimean Tatar human rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov faces accusations of allegedly displaying “extremist” symbols. 

Angela Merkel will step down as leader of the CDU. Credit: GlynLowe.com

Angela Merkel will step down as leader of the CDU. Credit: GlynLowe.com

Upcoming EU and state elections could determine the country’s new direction.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a period of martial law in order to repel “armed aggression” and ensure national security.

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