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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.
Freedom Now has issued a new report which examines the political and human rights environment in five countries: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The report reveals disturbing patterns of repression and worst practice-sharing across the region, amounting to a malign community of practice.
Six months after the deaths of over 240 people and hundreds were allegedly subjected to torture and other ill-treatment, there has been no accountability for the victims and their families. To ensure justice the Kazakhstani government needs to take urgent action to set up a fully independent investigation with the input of recognized independent international experts.
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Iran: Freedom Now Petitions UN on Behalf of Women’s Rights Activists Saba Kord Afshari and Raheleh Ahmadi
On June 29, 2022, Freedom Now and Dechert LLP filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Iranian women’s rights activists Saba Kord Afshari and Raheleh Ahmadi.
Freedom Now and 12 organizations call on President Biden to secure genuine progress on human rights in Saudi Arabia before meeting with the Crown Prince
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