United States

In response to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA  activities at detention sites, and its interrogation of terrorism suspects, Freedom House issued the following statement. 

The United States is a welcome addition to the United Nations Human Rights Council, but the country will face an uphill battle in restoring credibility to a body that also counts some of the world's most repressive regimes among its membership.
More than 80 scholars and experts-including Egyptian democracy activist Saad Eddin Ibrahim and former deputy prime minister of Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim-are urging President Obama to adopt a consistent and credible policy that supports democracy in the Arab and Muslim world.
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