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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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Jan 8
2018

Rwanda: UN Declares Detention of Former Military Officers Arbitrary; Calls for Release

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued an opinion finding the detention of former military officers Tom Byabagamba, Frank Rusagara, and François Kabayiza by the Government of Rwanda to be in violation of international law.

Jan 8
2018

Mauritania: UN Declares Detention of Anti-Slavery Activists Arbitrary; Calls for Release

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued an opinion finding the detention of 10 anti-slavery activists by the Government of Mauritania to be in violation of international law

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Jan 2
2018

Mauritania: Four Years Since Arrest, a Blogger’s Life Remains in Danger

For four long years, Mohammed Shaikh Ould Mohammed Ould Mkhaitir has been stuck in limbo in his home country of Mauritania, uncertain if he would face the death penalty for publishing a simple blog post. And although execution is off the table, his life is still in danger.

Dec 5
2017

Uzbekistan: A Year of Positive Steps, But More Action is Required

December 8 is the 25th anniversary of Uzbekistan adopting its constitution, a document which guarantees the country’s citizens the freedoms of speech, thought, expression, opinion, association, and assembly. President Mirziyoyev should use the opportunity of Constitution Day to continue guiding his country towards a brighter future.

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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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