Sep 22, 2021
As the world works to address the immediate humanitarian concerns in Afghanistan, the nations of Central Asian prepare to adjust to a new status quo.
Sep 8, 2021
On September 7, 2021, Freedom Now filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Sri Lankan poet Ahnaf Jazeem.
Aug 9, 2021
Freedom Now and seven human rights organizations call on Kazakhstan’s government to release labor activist Erzhan Elshibayev from wrongful detention.
Aug 5, 2021
Freedom Now joins eight international human rights organizations in calling on President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to immediately prohibit torturous exams.
Jul 9, 2021
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.
India: UN Declares Detention of Human Rights Activist GN Saibaba to be a Violation of International Law
Jun 17, 2021
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
Jun 2, 2021
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.
May 14, 2021
Freedom Now, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and 10 other international human rights organizations have sent a letter to President Biden urging his administration to take action to help facilitate the lifting of the travel ban imposed on Saudi Arabian women’s rights activist Loujain Alhathloul.
May 3, 2021
Freedom Now calls for greater press freedoms in Vietnam and the release of journalist Nguyen Van Hoa on World Press Freedom Day.
May 3, 2021
On World Press Freedom Day, Freedom Now highlights several Eurasian countries where press freedom is most under threat.
Uzbekistan: Authorities Must End Reprisals Against Blogger Miraziz Bazarov for Exercising his Right to Freedom of Expression
Apr 28, 2021
Freedom Now joins seven international human rights organizations in calling for an end to reprisals against blogger Miraziz Bazarov and an investigation into his assault.
Apr 19, 2021
Freedom Now congratulates Loujain Alhathloul as the 2020 recipient of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize and urges Council of Europe members and other states to use this opportunity to call for the lifting of the unlawful travel ban imposed on her.
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