Shakthika Sathkumara is an award-winning author facing up to 12 years in prison on charges related to a short story he published on Facebook.
Loujain Alhathloul is a prominent women’s rights activist currently imprisoned by Saudi Arabia. She faces numerous charges related to her activism and remains in pre-trial detention.
Buzurgmehr Yorov is a prominent human rights lawyer who was arrested in September 2015 and is serving 22 years in prison for his representation of opposition leaders.
Tom Byabagamba and Frank Rusagara are former Rwandan military officers. They are serving a 15 year prison sentence for criticizing the Rwandan government.
Freedom Now joins 32 members of the Civic Solidarity Platform to appeal for dialogue, respect for human rights and the rule of law during the political crisis in Kyrgyzstan
On October 8, 2020, Freedom Now and Dechert LLP filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Cameroonian journalist Thomas Awah, Jr.
Former military officers Frank Rusagara and Tom Byabagamba have been imprisoned for six years in defiance of international calls for their release.
Journalist Mohamed al-Bambary has been imprisoned in Morocco since August 2015. His case is illustrative of the restrictions Morocco places on freedom of expression and association in Western Sahara.