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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 and Frank RusagaraRwanda

Tom Byabagamba and Frank Rusagara 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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Nov 4
2019

Rwanda: Letter to President Kagame Regarding Imprisoned Former Military Officers

Amnesty International and Freedom Now call on President Kagame to implement the recommendations of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and ensure the immediate release of Tom Byabagamba and Frank Rusagara

Oct 31
2019

Azerbaijan: Civic Solidarity Platform statement on rallies in Baku

Freedom Now joins 29 organizations in condemning violations of freedom of assembly and the right not to be subjected to torture and ill treatment in rallies held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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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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