Iran: UN Declares Detention of Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani to be a Violation of International Law
Feb 22, 2021
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has issued an opinion finding Iran to be in contravention of its international human rights obligations for the detention of Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani.
Feb 19, 2021
Freedom Now joins 17 organizations in calling on Indian authorities to immediately release Professor Saibaba on medical parole and ensure he receives treatment for COVID-19.
Feb 16, 2021
Freedom Now and the law firm McKool Smith have filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Kazakh human rights activist Alnur Ilyashev.
Feb 10, 2021
Freedom Now is pleased to announce that Saudi Arabian women’s rights activist Loujain Alhathloul was released from prison today after 1,001 days of wrongful imprisonment.
Feb 9, 2021
Freedom Now welcomes the decision to drop pending charges against Shakthika Sathkumara. The 34 year old author faced up to 12 years in prison for a short story he published on Facebook.
Feb 8, 2021
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has issued an opinion finding Vietnam to be in contravention of its international human rights obligations for the detention of blogger Ho Van Hai.
Jan 29, 2021
Freedom Now welcomes the release of journalist Daler Sharipov from wrongful detention.
Jan 13, 2021
Freedom Now joins three organizations in calling on Prime Minister Modi to ensure the release of academic and human rights activist G.N. Saibaba from wrongful imprisonment.
Dec 28, 2020
Freedom Now strongly condemns the sentencing of Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain Alhathloul to 5 years and 8 months in prison.
Dec 10, 2020
Freedom Now joins eight organizations in calling on Uzbekistan to decriminalize homosexuality.
Dec 7, 2020
Freedom Now and the Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights filed a petition with the UN on behalf of eight Kazakh men imprisoned for their membership in a WhatsApp text messaging group.
Kazakhstan: UN Declares Detention of Human Rights Activist Serikzhan Bilash a Violation of International Law
Nov 23, 2020
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has found Kazakhstan violated international human rights law by detaining human rights activist Serikzhan Bilash between March and August 2019.
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