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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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Sep 19
2017

Uzbekistan: Freedom Now Files Petition to UN on behalf of Human Rights Defender Azamjon Formonov

On September 19, 2017, Freedom Now filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of behalf of human rights defender Azamjon Formonov.

Sep 19
2017

Vietnam: Freedom Now Files Petition to UN on behalf of Online Activist Nguyen Huu Quoc Duy

On September 19, 2017, Freedom Now and lawyers with the international law firm King & Spalding LLP, filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of behalf of Nguyen Huu Quoc Duy. 

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Sep 18
2017

Uzbekistan: President Mirziyoyev Must Affirm Commitment to Human Rights at UN General Assembly

President Mirziyoyev’s address before the UN General Assembly will give him an opportunity to address these human rights concerns and clearly set forward a path for reform that leaves the Karimov era forever in the past.

Sep 11
2017

Tajikistan: OSCE Members Must Condemn Human Rights Abuses

OSCE member states must condemn human rights abuses in Tajikistan publicly and forcefully by call for the release of all political prisoners and respect for Tajikistan’s commitments under international law.

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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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