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Sep. 12, 2016 |

Why Is Atlantic Council Honoring the Dictator of Gabon?

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NEW YORK (September 12, 2016) — Next week the Atlantic Council, a Washington D.C.-based policy organization, will celebrate the dictator of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, by presenting him with a prestigious award previously bestowed on Robert DeNiro and Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos.

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Sep. 9, 2016 | Press Releases

Venezuela: HRF Condemns Imprisonment of Opposition Leader Over Picture-Taking Drone

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NEW YORK (September 9, 2016) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) condemns the arbitrary detention of Alejandro Puglia, a 25-year-old civil servant in the opposition-controlled National Assembly, after he brought a small commercial drone for aerial photography to a mass pro-democracy demonstration that took place in Caracas on September 1. This past Monday, a Venezuelan judge indicted Puglia for “favoring warfare” — an offense carrying a 10-year prison sentence — for allegedly violating a government-imposed ban on the use of drones to photograph public demonstrations. 

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