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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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Jul 17
2017

Freedom Now Files Petition to UN on behalf of Three Former Rwandan Military Officers

On July 14, 2017, Freedom Now and lawyers with the international law firm Dechert LLP, filed a petition to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Tom Byabagamba, Frank Rusagara, and François Kabayiza.

Jul 13
2017

Statement on the Passing of Liu Xiaobo

Liu Xiaobo, scholar, pro-democracy activist, and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, died today at the age of 61. He was receiving treatment for terminal liver cancer in a hospital in northeastern China, where he was transferred from prison last month.

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Apr 24
2017

A Victory for Transparency at the UN

On April 19, the UN Economic and Social Council approved a resolution to webcast all public meetings of its subsidiary body, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations. The vote was a major victory for civil society.

Apr 7
2017

Pursuing Justice for Political Prisoners

On March 31, 2017, Freedom Now’s Legal Director, Kate Barth, participated in a panel discussion at Vanier College on Pursuing Justice for Political Prisoners. A video of the discussion is included.

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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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