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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 28
2017

Letter to Vice President Pence Regarding Abducted Azerbaijani Journalist Afgan Mukhtarli

A letter from Freedom Now to Vice President Pence in advance of his trip to Georgia regarding the arrest and abduction of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli

Jul 25
2017

NGOs call on ECOSOC to ensure the NGO Committee protects civil society engagement

To: The President of ECOSOC and Bureau Members All ECOSOC Member States’ Permanent Representatives to the United Nations in New York Excellencies, We are writing in regard to the Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) Committee on NGOs. We wish to […]

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Jul 27
2017

U.S. Congress Holds Hearing on Imprisoned U.S. Citizens in Iran

On Tuesday July 25, 2017 the HFAC Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa met to discuss the cases of four U.S. citizens currently imprisoned by Iran, including Baquer and Siamak Namazi.

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.

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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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