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Kazakhstan has an opportunity to rectify its poor human rights record as it prepares to take a seat on the UN Human Rights Council.
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has found Kazakhstan violated international human rights law by imprisoning eight Muslim men who were members of a religious-themed WhatsApp group.
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Freedom Now and the international law firm Vinson & Elkins LLP have filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Turkmen lawyer Pygamberdy Allaberdyev
Freedom Now welcomes the release of journalist Mohamed al-Bambary from wrongful detention in Morocco.
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