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.
Nov 19, 2020
Freedom Now and Freedom House sent a letter to Senators Risch and Menendez calling on them to ensure U.S. policy promotes strong human rights protections in Tajikistan.
Nov 11, 2020
On November 10, 2020, Freedom Now filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Kazakh labor activist Erzhan Elshibayev
Oct 9, 2020
Freedom Now joins 32 members of the Civic Solidarity Platform to appeal for dialogue, respect for human rights and the rule of law during the political crisis in Kyrgyzstan
Oct 8, 2020
On October 8, 2020, Freedom Now and Dechert LLP filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Cameroonian journalist Thomas Awah, Jr.
China: Canada and UK Should Join Global Magnitsky Sanctions Against Chinese Officials Responsible for Violating the Rights of Uyghurs
Aug 18, 2020
Freedom Now joins 70 organizations in calling on Canada and the United Kingdom sanction Chinese officials.
Aug 18, 2020
In the past several years, Rwanda has imprisoned numerous opposition leaders and government critics to long prison terms. August 18 is the six-year anniversary of the arrest of one such critic – former military officer Frank Rusagara.
Aug 11, 2020
Freedom Now joins 6 organizations in urging Kyrgyzstani authorities to protect journalist Bobomurod Abdullayev from forced return to Uzbekistan.
Jul 10, 2020
Freedom Now strongly condemns the detention of Asroriddin Roziqov, the son of a wrongfully imprisoned political opposition member
Jul 1, 2020
Twelve U.S. Senators have called for the release of prisoners of conscience in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Saudi Arabia: UN Declares Detention of Women’s Rights Activist Loujain Alhathloul a Violation of International Law
Jun 17, 2020
The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention finds the Government of Saudi Arabia in violation of international human rights law and calls for the immediate release of women’s rights activist Loujain Alhathloul.
Jun 12, 2020
On June 12, 2020, Freedom Now and Dechert LLP filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Indian academic and human rights activist G.N. Saibaba.
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