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Freedom Now protects individuals and communities from government repression and defends human rights through direct legal support, targeted high-leverage advocacy, and capacity-building analysis and assistance.
Today we announce that after 15 years as Executive Director, Maran Turner will depart Freedom Now at the end of 2023.
Thailand: UN Declares Detention of Student Activist Tantawan Tuatulanon a Violation of International Law
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has found Thailand violated international human rights law by detaining student activist Tantawan Tuatulanon.
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Freedom Now strongly condemns the politically motivated detention of Abzas Media staff members Ulvi Hasanli, Sevinc Vagifgizi, and Mahammad Kekalov.
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found Pakistan violated international human rights law by detaining Pakistani citizens Rohan Ahmad, Usman Ahmad, and Tariq Ahmad Shehzad.
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