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Loujain AlhathloulSaudi Arabia

Loujain Alhathloul is a prominent women’s rights activist currently imprisoned by Saudi Arabia. She faces numerous charges related to her activism and remains in pre-trial detention.

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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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Tom Byabagamba, Frank Rusagara, and François KabayizaRwanda

Tom Byabagamba, Frank Rusagara, and François Kabayiza are former Rwandan military officers. They are currently imprisoned for criticizing the Rwandan government.

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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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Sep 18
2019

Tajikistan: Lawyers under pressure: Civil society concerned about recent cases of harassment and intimidation of lawyers in Dushanbe

Freedom Now joins 33 organizations in calling on Tajikistan authorities to investigate allegations of harassment against lawyers and ensure that lawyers are able to carry out their professional duties.

Sep 17
2019

Saudi Arabia: Freedom Now Files Petition with UN on behalf of Women’s Rights Activist Loujain Alhathloul

On September 17, 2019, Freedom Now filed a legal petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain Alhathloul.

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Sep 10
2019

Morocco’s Regime of Silence: Four Years Since the Arrest of Mohamed Al-Bambary

Journalist Mohamed al-Bambary has been imprisoned in Morocco since August 2015. His case is illustrative of the restrictions Morocco places on freedom of expression and association in Western Sahara.

Apr 1
2019

Rwanda: Release Former Military Officers

Rwanda has amply demonstrated its capacity to overcome tragedy, to hold human rights violators accountable, and build a stronger, more resilient society. As it marks twenty-five years since unconscionable violence consumed the country, Rwanda should ensure that respects the rights of all its citizens, especially those who exercise their freedom of expression.

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