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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Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee is a writer and political activist serving a six year sentence for charges related to an unpublished story she wrote criticizing the practice of stoning in Iran.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 journalist and human rights defender 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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Mar 14

Open Letter to ECOSOC Members Regarding Upcoming Elections to the Committee on NGOs

Freedom Now joins six NGOs in calling on ECOSOC members to engage in the upcoming election to the Committee on NGOs

Mar 13

46 NGOs Support Renewed Mandate for the Special Rapporteur on Iran

Freedom Now and 45 NGOs call on the UN Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Iran

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Jan 2

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.

Dec 5

Uzbekistan: A Year of Positive Steps, But More Action is Required

December 8 is the 25th anniversary of Uzbekistan adopting its constitution, a document which guarantees the country’s citizens the freedoms of speech, thought, expression, opinion, association, and assembly. President Mirziyoyev should use the opportunity of Constitution Day to continue guiding his country towards a brighter future.

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