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Freedom House Says Liberty Under Attack in Europe, Central Asia

A democracy advocacy group says that freedoms across Europe are increasingly under attack by authoritarian states.  In a report released Tuesday, the Washington-based Freedom House assessed 29 countries across Central Europe and Eurasia, and said nearly half suffered downgrades in their democracy scores.  Project director for the report, Sylvana Habdank-Kolaczkowska, said "Eurasia's authoritarian regimes tirelessly warn their people that moves toward democracy as...

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