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.
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 29, 2021
Freedom Now joins 40 organizations in condemning the coordinated attack on leading, independent human rights NGOs in Kazakhstan.
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.
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