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Buzurgmehr YorovTajikistan

Buzurgmehr Yorov is a prominent human rights lawyer who was arrested in September 2015 and is serving 28 years in prison for his representation of opposition leaders.

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Golrokh Ebrahimi IraeeIran

Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee is a writer and political activist serving a six year sentence for charges related to an unpublished story she wrote criticizing the practice of stoning in Iran.

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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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Ilgar MammadovAzerbaijan

Ilgar Mammadov 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.

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Nguyen Hoang Quoc HungVietnam

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

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Jun 15
2018

Iran: Freedom Now Calls for the Release of Human Rights Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

Freedom Now strongly condemns the arrest of Nasrin Sotoudeh and calls for her immediate and unconditional release.

Jun 13
2018

Azerbaijan: Civil society call on PACE to appoint a Rapporteur to examine the issue of political prisoners

Freedom Now joins 41 NGOs in issuing an appeal to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to request the appointment of a Rapporteur to examine the situation of political prisoners in Azerbaijan.

Letter to PACE on a Rapporteur to Examine the Issue of Political Prisoners in AzerbaijanJune 13, 2018

Freedom Now joins 41 NGOs in issuing an appeal to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to request the appointment of a Rapporteur to examine the situation of political prisoners in Azerbaijan.

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May 24
2018

Azerbaijan: An Anniversary Overshadowed by Human Rights Violations

Azerbaijan celebrates the centennial of its progressive, democratic legacy at a time when the government has rejected democratic principles and engaged in a sustained crackdown on human rights.

Jan 2
2018

Mauritania: Four Years Since Arrest, a Blogger’s Life Remains in Danger

For four long years, Mohammed Shaikh Ould Mohammed Ould Mkhaitir has been stuck in limbo in his home country of Mauritania, uncertain if he would face the death penalty for publishing a simple blog post. And although execution is off the table, his life is still in danger.

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