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Freedom House supports the decision for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to use the Moscow Mechanism to hold Russia accountable for human rights abuses in Chechnya.

Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro

Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro with supporters (credit: Partido Social Liberal)

The right-wing candidate may well win the election, but his ability to govern is far less clear.

jamal khashoggi

Freedom House urges the Trump administration to call for an independent investigation of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and to issue sanctions on those responsible for his death.

Proposals to charge demonstrators a fee for protests on public land are deeply disturbing attacks on freedom of speech.

More than 50 attacks on activists and human rights defenders in Ukraine have been recorded by local human rights groups in just the last nine months.

Sarah Cook wrote a testimony on Countering China: Ensuring America Remains the World Leader in Advanced Technologies and Innovation.

We are witnessing a pivotal moment in Ethiopia’s history.  If reform efforts continue on their current trajectory, Ethiopia could become one of the few victories for democratic governance at a time when many countries are moving in the wrong direction. Much remains to be done, and support from the international community will be needed.

Montenegrin president Milo Djukanović. Photo credit: http://www.predsjednik.me/  

Journalists face violence from criminal groups and pressure from an entrenched political leadership.

Freedom House is gravely concerned by an apparent systematic crackdown on the legal profession by a number of OSCE participating States. Since 2017, restrictive legislative changes and punitive measures targeting individual lawyers were especially egregious in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Crimea. 

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