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Mkhaitir

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 Nega

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 Alkhawaja Pitcure

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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NguyenHoangQuocHung

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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Feb 16
2017

Vietnamese Labor Activist Doan Huy Chuong Released from Prison

Freedom Now is pleased to announce that Vietnamese labor rights activist Doan Huy Chuong has been released from prison after the conclusion of his unjust seven-year sentence. However, while Mr. Doan has been freed, his colleague, Nguyen Hoang Quoc Hung, remains in prison.

Dec 14
2016

Freedom Now To Protest Hanukkah Party Co-Hosted by Embassy of Azerbaijan and Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

On Wednesday December 14th, Freedom Now and other human rights organizations will gather in front of the Trump International Hotel at 11th & Pennsylvania Avenues from 3:30-4:30 pm to highlight the continued repression of civil society and independent voices in Azerbaijan.

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Sep 8
2016

A New Era for Uzbekistan?

The death of Islam Karimov signals a new era for Uzbekistan and hope for thousands of wrongfully imprisoned individuals.

Jun 20
2016

Freedom Now Participates in the 32nd UN Human Rights Council

In June 2016, Executive Director Maran Turner participated in the 32nd UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

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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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