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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.
As Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister visits the U.S., Freedom Now looks at human rights progress in the Central Asian nation.
Freedom Now strongly condemns the recent treatment of labor activist Erzhan Elshibayev by prison authorities and calls on the government of Kazakhstan to immediately quash his conviction, release him from detention, and ensure he is provided with urgent medical and psychological care.
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India: UN Declares Detention of Human Rights Activist GN Saibaba to be a Violation of International Law
The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has found the Government of India violated international human rights law by imprisoning academic and human rights activist G.N. Saibaba.
Kazakhstan: UN Declares Detention of Labor Activist Erzhan Elshibayev to be a Violation of International Law
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has found Kazakhstan violated international human rights law by imprisoning labor rights activist Erzhan Elshibayev, in response to a petition filed by Freedom Now.
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