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.
Mohammed Shaikh Ould Mohammed Ould Mkhaitir, 29, is a blogger currently facing a death sentence on charges of apostasy.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On July 14, 2017, Freedom Now and lawyers with the international law firm Dechert LLP, filed a petition to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Tom Byabagamba, Frank Rusagara, and François Kabayiza.
Liu Xiaobo, scholar, pro-democracy activist, and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, died today at the age of 61. He was receiving treatment for terminal liver cancer in a hospital in northeastern China, where he was transferred from prison last month.
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.
On March 31, 2017, Freedom Now’s Legal Director, Kate Barth, participated in a panel discussion at Vanier College on Pursuing Justice for Political Prisoners. A video of the discussion is included.
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