Turkey ordered the closure of Özgür Gündem for alleged “terror propaganda” and taken violence actions against journalists reporting on the closure. 

Agents of Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NACB) were illegally detained and abused by prosecutors. 

Sudanase authorities have filed dealth-penalty level charges against six civil society activists from the Training and Human Development (TRACKs) organization. 

Chairman of Bahrain Interfaith Sheikh Maytham Al Salman has been called in for questioning by authorities on August 14, 2016, and may face arrest. 

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Serbian soldiers marching in a military parade in Belgradein 2014. Credit: Marko Vucicevic. 

August 24, 2016

There can be no regional security in the Balkans without Serbia, but the current government has failed to play the constructive role assigned to it by the West.

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Less than six weeks ahead of a constitutional referendum, the Azerbaijani authorities have unleashed a new wave of repression to silence critical voices.

Freedom House is now accepting submissions for its 5th Annual Photo and Art Contest, themed “Capturing Human Rights.”

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