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Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee is a writer and political activist serving a six year sentence for charges related to an unpublished story she wrote criticizing the practice of stoning in Iran.

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Tom Byabagamba, Frank Rusagara, and François KabayizaRwanda

Tom Byabagamba, Frank Rusagara, and François Kabayiza are former Rwandan military officers. They are currently imprisoned for criticizing the Rwandan government.

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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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Mohammed Shaikh Ould Mohammed Ould MkhaitirMauritania

Mohammed Shaikh Ould Mohammed Ould Mkhaitir is a blogger who was arrested in January 2014 and sentenced to death for apostasy. Although his sentence was commuted, he remains in “administrative detention” in an undisclosed location.

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Jan 18
2019

Vietnam: Freedom Now Nominates Nguyen Van Hoa for the 2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

Freedom Now is proud to nominate Vietnamese journalist Nguyen Van Hoa for the 2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. A videographer for Radio Free Asia, Nguyen has been imprisoned in Vietnam since January 2017 for his reporting on the Formosa environmental disaster.

Jan 15
2019

NGOs Urge US to Cooperate with UN Special Rapporteurs

Freedom Now joins 8 NGOs in calling on the U.S. State Department to resume cooperation with UN Special Rapporteurs.

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Feb 14
2019

Iran: Imprisoned for a Diary Entry, A Couple Remains Apart

Although they are both in Tehran, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee and Arash Sadeghi are not together. The married couple has spent the last five Valentine’s Days apart, separated by 30 miles and prison bars.

Jan 11
2019

Vietnam: Journalist Remains In Prison Two Years After Reporting on Environmental Disaster

It has been two years since Vietnam imprisoned journalist Nguyen Van Hoa for his reporting on an environmental disaster.

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