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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 Nega

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 Alkhawaja Pitcure

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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NguyenHoangQuocHung

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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Mar 9
2017

Coalition of NGO, Diaspora Groups Support Congressional Hearing on Human Rights in Ethiopia

The undersigned civil society organizations applaud Chairman Chris Smith, and Ranking Member Karen Bass of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations for holding a hearing on Ethiopia today entitled, “Ethiopia: Democracy Under Threat.”

Mar 3
2017

Azerbaijan: Crackdown on Free Expression Accelerates With Conviction of Prominent Blogger

The undersigned organisations condemn in the strongest possible terms today’s sentencing of Mehman Huseynov, Azerbaijani journalist and chairman of the country’s leading freedom of expression group, Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety, to two years in jail on defamation charges. […]

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Sep 8
2016

A New Era for Uzbekistan?

The death of Islam Karimov signals a new era for Uzbekistan and hope for thousands of wrongfully imprisoned individuals.

Jun 20
2016

Freedom Now Participates in the 32nd UN Human Rights Council

In June 2016, Executive Director Maran Turner participated in the 32nd UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

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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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