presidential trump pardons

Since taking office, President Trump has used or threatened to use the pardon to aid powerful individuals with political connections—some of whom have defended their actions and openly belittled the legal system—and to deal symbolic blows to political opponents.

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In response to a Kazakh court ordering the closure of the independent website Ratel.kz and prohibiting its editor from using the outlet’s name to publish articles elsewhere, Freedom House released

In response to Nicaraguan authorities increasingly targeting peaceful protestors and human rights activists with intimidation and violent attacks, including the arrest this week of six members of the Comisión Permanente de Derechos Humanos, Freedom House issued a statement.

The head of Ukraine’s Security Service announced today that authorities faked the death of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko in Kyiv. 

Arkady Babchenko

In response to the killing in Kyiv of Arkady Babchenko, a prominent independent Russian journalist who lived and worked in Ukraine, Freedom House issued a statement.

Bridge between Crimea and Russia

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Crimeans struggle to exercise their basic human rights amid Russian persecution.

Kenyan President signed a new Computer and Cybercrimes Law that criminal charges to be brought against persons deemed to have “intentionally published false, misleading or fictitious data.

The World Health Organization denied Taiwanese journalists press passes to cover the World Health Assembly from May 21 - 26. 

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Journalist Elena Milashina and Russian LGBT activist Igor Kochetkov, who together helped expose the widespread illegal torture and murder of gay men in Chechnya, will receive the 2018 Freedom Award.

The maps and graphs below illustrate three major patterns that will affect the continent’s future path.

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