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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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Nov 8

Azerbaijan: legislative amendments raise alarm

Civic Solidarity Platform members and partner organizations deplore amendments to the Code of Civil and Administrative Procedure and the Bar Act, which directly contravene Azerbaijan’s international human rights obligations and severely hinder the functioning of independent lawyers in the country. […]

Oct 10

Human Rights Activist Akzam Turgunov Released from Prison in Uzbekistan

Freedom Now welcomes the release of human rights activist Akzam Turgunov from prison in Uzbekistan approximately nine months before the expiration of his 10 year sentence.

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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

Oct 4

Azerbaijan’s Shadow Public Relations Campaign

While the extent of Azerbaijan’s campaign to whitewash its human rights record in Europe is coming to light, the authoritarian country’s parallel campaign in the United States receives considerably less attention.

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Honorary Co-Chairs

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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