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.
Dec 28, 2020
Freedom Now strongly condemns the sentencing of Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain Alhathloul to 5 years and 8 months in prison.
Dec 10, 2020
Freedom Now joins eight organizations in calling on Uzbekistan to decriminalize homosexuality.
Dec 7, 2020
Freedom Now and the Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights filed a petition with the UN on behalf of eight Kazakh men imprisoned for their membership in a WhatsApp text messaging group.
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
Nov 10, 2020
The U.S. House of Representatives’ Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission held a briefing on Saudi Arabia to discuss human rights issues such as the imprisonment of women’s rights activist Loujain Alhathloul.
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