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Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee is a writer and political activist serving a six year sentence for charges related to an unpublished story she wrote criticizing the practice of stoning in Iran.

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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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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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Nguyen Hoang Quoc HungVietnam

Nguyen Hoang Quoc Hung is a labor activist detained in Vietnam since February 2010 for organizing workers. He is serving a nine year prison sentence.

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Jul 18
2018

Mauritania: Anti-Slavery Activists Abdellahi Matalla Saleck and Moussa Bilal Biram Released from Prison

Freedom Now is pleased to announce the release of Abdellahi Matalla Saleck and Moussa Bilal Biram, anti-slavery activists in Mauritania.

Jul 17
2018

Tajikistan: UN Declares Detention of Opposition Politician Zayd Saidov in Violation of International Law

The UN Human Rights Committee issued an opinion finding the arrest and detention of businessman and opposition politician Zayd Saidov by the Government of Tajikistan to be in violation of international law.

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May 24
2018

Azerbaijan: An Anniversary Overshadowed by Human Rights Violations

Azerbaijan celebrates the centennial of its progressive, democratic legacy at a time when the government has rejected democratic principles and engaged in a sustained crackdown on human rights.

Jan 2
2018

Mauritania: Four Years Since Arrest, a Blogger’s Life Remains in Danger

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.

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