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.
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.
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