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.
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.
Mr. Abdulhadi al-Khawaja is a prominent human rights defender sentenced to life in prison in June 2011 for allegedly financing and participating in terrorism to overthrow the government, as well as spying for a foreign country
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued an opinion finding the detention of former military officers Tom Byabagamba, Frank Rusagara, and François Kabayiza by the Government of Rwanda to be in violation of international law.
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued an opinion finding the detention of 10 anti-slavery activists by the Government of Mauritania to be in violation of international law
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.
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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