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Send a Condolence Note to Liu Xia, Wife of Liu Xiaobo (给刘晓波的妻子刘霞发吊唁信)

In order to preserve the memory of Liu Xiaobo and document his impact on millions of people around the world, we are collecting condolence notes for his wife, Liu Xia.

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Mohammed Shaikh Ould Mohammed Ould MkhaitirMauritania

Mohammed Shaikh Ould Mohammed Ould Mkhaitir, 29, is a blogger currently facing a death sentence on charges of apostasy.

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Ilgar MammadovAzerbaijan

Ilgar Mammadov, 44, is an Azerbaijani opposition leader who was sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of organizing mass disorder and resisting arrest after he criticized the government’s handling of demonstrations and unrest in the countryside. Before his […]

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Eskinder NegaEthiopia

Eskinder Nega, 46, is a prominent Ethiopian journalist who was convicted and sentenced to 18 years in prison on treason and terrorism charges. Prior his current detention, Mr. Nega was a widely published independent journalist and a well-known critic of […]

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Abdulhadi al-KhawajaBahrain

Mr. Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, 54, is a prominent human rights defender convicted and sentenced to life in prison on June 22, 2011 for financing and participating in terrorism to overthrow the government, as well as spying for a foreign country […]

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Nguyen Hoang Quoc HungVietnam

Nguyen Hoang Quoc Hung is a labor activists detained in Vietnam since February 2010 for organizing workers. He is serving a nine year prison sentence.

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Oct 10
2017

Human Rights Activist Akzam Turgunov Released from Prison in Uzbekistan

Freedom Now welcomes the release of human rights activist Akzam Turgunov from prison in Uzbekistan approximately nine months before the expiration of his 10 year sentence.

Oct 4
2017

Uzbekistan Releases Human Rights Defender Azamjon Farmonov and Journalist Salijon Abdurakhmanov from Prison

Freedom Now welcomes the release of human rights defender Azamjon Farmonov and journalist Salijon Abdurakhmanov from wrongful detention.

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Oct 4
2017

Azerbaijan’s Shadow Public Relations Campaign

While the extent of Azerbaijan’s campaign to whitewash its human rights record in Europe is coming to light, the authoritarian country’s parallel campaign in the United States receives considerably less attention.

Oct 3
2017

Azerbaijan’s Wrong Turn

Authorities in Baku appear to be newly reinvigorated in their war on Azerbaijani dissidents living in exile. A recent alleged kidnapping and a new report each offer a disturbing reminder of this rising threat to human rights.

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The Honourable Mohamed Nasheed

The Most Reverend Desmond M. Tutu

As the honorary co-chairs of Freedom Now, it is our pleasure to welcome you. Freedom Now is an exceptional organization whose dynamic vision and commitment to freeing prisoners of conscience is changing our world for the better.

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