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Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ould MkhaitirMauritania

Mohamed Ould Cheikh 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 Nega

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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Doan Huy Chuong and Nguyen Hoang Quoc HungVietnam

Doan Huy Chuong, 30, and Nguyen Hoang Quoc Hung, 34, are labor activists detained in Vietnam since February 2010 for organizing workers at a shoe factory. Mr. Doan and Ms. Hanh are serving […]

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Dec 6
2016

Azerbaijan: Stop Crackdown on Freedom of Expression

Freedom Now joins 18 international organizations in calling for Azerbaijan to respect freedom of expression

Nov 23
2016

Mauritania: 10 Anti-Slavery Activists Released from Prison

Freedom Now is pleased to announce the release of 10 anti-slavery activists in Mauritania. A total of 13 activists had been detained since June 2016 and were serving prison sentences between three and 15 years for their involvement in anti-government protests. On November 18, an appeals court acquitted three activists of the charges and reduced the sentences of seven more.

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Sep 8
2016

A New Era for Uzbekistan?

The death of Islam Karimov signals a new era for Uzbekistan and hope for thousands of wrongfully imprisoned individuals.

Jun 20
2016

Freedom Now Participates in the 32nd UN Human Rights Council

In June 2016, Executive Director Maran Turner participated in the 32nd UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Honorary Co-Chairs

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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