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 28 years in prison for his representation of opposition leaders.
Tom Byabagamba and Frank Rusagara are former Rwandan military officers. They are currently imprisoned for criticizing the Rwandan government.
Freedom Now joins four organizations in calling on Uzbekistan to cease all pressure, including intimidation and threats, against the family members of Kadyr Yusupov.
Freedom Now joins 10 organizations in calling on Belarusian authorities not extradite or deport Tajik activist, Farhod Odinaev, or otherwise facilitate his forced return to Tajikistan.
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.
Rwanda has amply demonstrated its capacity to overcome tragedy, to hold human rights violators accountable, and build a stronger, more resilient society. As it marks twenty-five years since unconscionable violence consumed the country, Rwanda should ensure that respects the rights of all its citizens, especially those who exercise their freedom of expression.