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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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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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Abdulhadi al-KhawajaBahrain

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

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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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Dec 6

Mauritania: President Aziz Must Ensure Prompt Release and Safety of Blogger Mohammed Mkhaitir

Freedom Now joined 6 organizations in calling on President Aziz to ensure the prompt release and safety of blogger Mohammed Mkhaitir.

Dec 5

Azerbaijan: Council of Europe Launches Infringement Proceedings

Freedom Now welcomes today’s decision by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers to launch infringement proceedings against Azerbaijan for its continued failure to implement the judgement rendered by the European Court of Human Rights in Ilgar Mammadov v. Azerbaijan.

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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.

Nov 8

Vietnam: World Leaders Gather During Internet Crackdown

As world leaders gather in Vietnam for APEC 2017, the government accelerates its crackdown on internet activists and online dissidents

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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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