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Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the lapse of Ukraine’s Temporary Investigative Commission mandate to investigate impunity for violence against civic activists in the country. 

Turkish prosecutors have just announced the indictment of 16 civil society leaders in connection with the 2013 Gezi Park protests. 

Volunteers of the movement 'Aid and Freedom Venezuela Coalition' attend a rally led by Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared acting president Juan Guaido in Caracas, on February 16, 2019. (Credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images).

Certain aspects of the Maduro regime, or possible missteps by the US, could thwart a positive outcome, says regional expert Javier Corrales.

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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