Research and advocacy group Freedom House found in a report published Monday that global internet freedom has declined for the ninth consecutive year. Freedom House found that political leaders employed individuals to shape online opinions in 38 out of the 65 countries covered in the report. Cross-border influence, in which authorities in a growing number [...]

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Human Rights Watch said on Thursday that United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)-backed Afghan forces committed summary executions and grave offenses without accountability. Afghan paramilitary forces belong to the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS), but they have been recruited, trained, equipped and overseen by the CIA. The US provides logistical support, as well as [...]

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The United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) called on India to restore rights to India-administered Kashmir on Wednesday. On August 5, India’s government introduced a bill that revoked the special constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir. The government decided to divide the state into two federally-administered territories, which will [...]

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The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced further restrictions on Cuba’s access to commercial aircraft on Friday.  The Cuban regime used leased commercial aircraft, subject to BIS jurisdiction, to transport tourists and generate revenue for the Cuban regime. BIS is now revoking existing licenses and will deny further applications for leases [...]

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