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Heavily-armed soldiers without identifying insignia guard the Crimean parliament building after taking up positions there earlier in the day on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

A few reminders of the Russian dictator’s track record as President Trump heads to his summit in Finland.

Prime Minister Pashinyan speaking

A transition that moves too aggressively, or not aggressively enough, could dash the hopes of the velvet revolution.

As President Trump prepares to meet with Putin, Freedom House urges the president to demonstrate a strong defense of American interests and democratic values. 

Andrei Nastase

A reformist candidate won the vote, but in an ominous sign for upcoming national elections, the outcome was nixed on a dubious technicality.

Un candidat reformist a câștigat scrutinul, dar, ca semnal amenințător pentru alegerile naționale viitoare, rezultatul acesta a fost anulat prin tehnici dubioase

The decision to withdrawn the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council is counterproductive for U.S. security and foreign policy and will make it more difficult to advance human rights and aid victims of abuse. 

Food market in Yemen

A Saudi Arabian-led coalition launched an attack on Yemen’s western port city of Hodeidah on June 13, 2018. 

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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.

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