Press Release – Andrew Miller on 60 Minutes: “This is the Most Repressive Government in Modern Egyptian History”

Contact: Andrew Miller, Deputy Director for Policy, Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED), andrew.miller@pomed.org[1], 202-804-4741 (office); April Brady, Communications Coordinator, POMED, april.brady@pomed.org[2], 202-804-4747 (office) (Washington, D.C.) – In a “60 Minutes” segment[3] that aired on CBS, Sunday, January 6, POMED Deputy Director for Policy Andrew Miller spoke with correspondent Scott Pelley about Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s authoritarian regime and his ongoing crackdown on civil society. “Sisi began by...

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Russia: Parliament Approves Repressive Legislation Package Targeting Independent Voices

Washington In response to the Russian parliament’s approval of a series of repressive laws targeting independent expression, Freedom House issued the following statement: “The monthslong campaign to throttle open civic engagement and intimidate activists has culminated in an appalling new legislative package of punitive measures,” said Marc Behrendt, director of Freedom House’s Europe and Eurasia programs. “The swiftly adopted legislation...

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Human Rights Foundation

Venezuela’s human rights crisis has eroded into a humanitarian crisis. Jul 11, 2016 Violence is rampant, the media is censored, members of the authentic opposition are in prison, corruption is out of control, there is a historic food and supply shortage, blackouts occur daily, the currency has been destroyed by hyperinflation, and a militaristic regime has slowly taken over all...

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