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.
Tajikistan: Freedom Now Petitions UN on Behalf of Anti-Corruption Activist Saidnuriddin Shamsiddinov
Apr 21, 2022
On April 21, 2022, Freedom Now and Proskauer Rose LLP filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Tajik bailiff and anti-corruption activist Saidnuriddin Shamsiddinov.
Mar 8, 2022
In 1977, the UN invited member states to recognize March 8 as a day to celebrate women’s rights and world peace. International Woman’s Day is widely celebrated in countries around the world, including Afghanistan. It is observed as an official public holiday in 27 countries. Unfortunately, there is little to celebrate for women in Afghanistan today.
Mar 3, 2022
A diverse array of human rights organisations have come together to establish an alliance to collectively monitor the dire human rights situation in Afghanistan and advocate for the protection of human rights and accountability for all violations and abuses.
Feb 8, 2022
Freedom Now’s inaugural Small Grants Program will fund proposals between $2,000 and $10,000 focused on one or more of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan.
Feb 8, 2022
Freedom Now and 20 international human rights and women’s rights organizations strongly condemn the continued mistreatment, harassment, and human rights abuses perpetrated by the Taliban against female activists in Afghanistan.
Jan 6, 2022
Freedom Now and 40 human rights organizations call on Kazakhstan to respect human rights and ensure a peaceful resolution to the ongoing protests.
Dec 15, 2021
Freedom Now welcomes reports that Sri Lankan poet Ahnaf Jazeem has been released on bail after 19 months in pre-trial detention.
Dec 7, 2021
Freedom Now welcomes a letter by U.S. Senators urging the Biden administration to ensure human rights are at the center of the U.S.’s developing relationship with Uzbekistan.
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