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Shakthika SathkumaraSri Lanka

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.

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Loujain AlhathloulSaudi Arabia

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.

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Buzurgmehr YorovTajikistan

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.

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Tom Byabagamba and Frank RusagaraRwanda

Tom Byabagamba and Frank Rusagara are former Rwandan military officers. They are serving a 15 year prison sentence for criticizing the Rwandan government.

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Mohamed al-BambaryMorocco

Mohamed al-Bambary is a Sahrawi media activist currently serving 6 years in prison as a result of his journalism.

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Oct 9

Kyrgyzstan: Civil Society Appeals for Dialogue, Respect for Human Rights and Rule of Law

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

Oct 9

Cameroon: Freedom Now and Dechert LLP File UN Petition on behalf of Journalist Thomas Awah, Jr.

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.

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Aug 18

Rwanda: Six Years Later, Former Military Officers Remain Wrongfully Detained

Former military officers Frank Rusagara and Tom Byabagamba have been imprisoned for six years in defiance of international calls for their release.

Sep 10

Morocco’s Regime of Silence: Four Years Since the Arrest of Mohamed Al-Bambary

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.

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