Sep 15, 2022
Freedom Now strongly condemns the detention of lawyer Elchin Sadigov and journalist Avaz Zeynalli. We call for their immediate release and all charges against them to be dropped.
Sep 13, 2022
The Clooney Foundation for Justice and Freedom Now have issued a letter requesting information on the implementation of a UN decision regarding human rights activist Alnur Ilyashev
Sep 6, 2022
The Taliban’s conquest of Afghanistan has been a chaotic affair, yet a year later one constant remains – intolerance for women’s rights.
Aug 29, 2022
Freedom Now joins 34 international human rights organizations in calling on Saudi Arabia to release women’s rights activist and academic Salma al-Shehab, who was recently sentenced to 34 years in prison
Jul 29, 2022
Six months after the deaths of over 240 people and hundreds were allegedly subjected to torture and other ill-treatment, there has been no accountability for the victims and their families. To ensure justice the Kazakhstani government needs to take urgent action to set up a fully independent investigation with the input of recognized independent international experts.
Iran: Freedom Now Petitions UN on Behalf of Women’s Rights Activists Saba Kord Afshari and Raheleh Ahmadi
Jun 29, 2022
On June 29, 2022, Freedom Now and Dechert LLP filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Iranian women’s rights activists Saba Kord Afshari and Raheleh Ahmadi.
Jun 9, 2022
Freedom Now and 12 organizations call on President Biden to secure genuine progress on human rights in Saudi Arabia before meeting with the Crown Prince
Afghanistan: Open Letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States to the UN Human Rights Council
Jun 1, 2022
Freedom Now and 24 organizations call on UN Members to allow an urgent debate at the upcoming Human Rights Council meeting on the women’s rights crisis in Afghanistan.
Turkmenistan: UN Declares Detention of Lawyer Pygamberdy Allaberdyev to be a Violation of International Law
May 13, 2022
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has found that the Turkmenistan violated international human rights law by detaining lawyer Pygamberdy Allaberdyev.
Kazakhstan: UN Declares Detention of Human Rights Activist Alnur Ilyashev to be a Violation of International Law
May 10, 2022
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.
May 4, 2022
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.
May 3, 2022
On May 2, 2022, Freedom Now filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Uzbek blogger and activist Otabek Sattoriy.
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