The United States is outraged “over the repeated acts of brutality, including torture, and extra-judicial executions conducted by the Syrian regime."
“South Sudan’s leaders, neighbors, and regional and international partners must first focus on achieving peace in order to create the conditions needed to hold credible elections."
"This achievement represents another major milestone in Timor-Leste’s young democracy.”
"Above all, we value the dignity of every human life, protect the rights of every person, and share the hope of every soul to live in freedom.”
“The United States applauds the courage and determination of Venezuelans who exercised their rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly in defense of their democracy on July 16."
"We [the U.S.] urge the Chinese authorities to view lawyers and rights defenders as partners in strengthening Chinese society through the development of the rule of law.”
“Mr. Liu dedicated his life to the betterment of his country and humankind, and to the pursuit of justice and liberty."
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has sanctioned François Olenga due to continued efforts to obstruct and delay preparations for a credible and inclusive presidential election.
"The United States strongly encourages the Government of Nepal to permit unrestricted international election observation during second phase of local elections."
“As Kenya now moves toward August 8, the primaries highlight the importance of free, fair, credible, and peaceful general elections."
The Russian government has added three more NGOs to its list of “undesirables,” as the government’s crackdown on civil society continues.
The United States “echoe[s] the Venezuelan people’s calls for prompt elections, respect for the constitution and the National Assembly, and freedom for political prisoners.”