Protecting Human Rights
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.
Turkmenistan: UN Declares Detention of Lawyer Pygamberdy Allaberdyev to be a Violation of International Law
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has found that the Turkmenistan violated international human rights law by detaining lawyer Pygamberdy Allaberdyev.
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Kazakhstan: UN Declares Detention of Human Rights Activist Alnur Ilyashev to be a Violation of International Law
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has found that the Government of Kazakhstan violated international human rights law by detaining human rights activist Alnur Ilyashev.
The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has found the Government of Sri Lanka violated international human rights law by imprisoning poet Ahnaf Jazeem.
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