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Regarding abduction style detentions of relatives of persons who publicly criticized the governor of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov

January 7, 2022  Dear President Putin, In the last week of December 2021, dozens of relatives of five activists who have dared to criticize the leadership of the Chechen Republic were abducted in Russia, and the fate and whereabouts of many of…
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Immediately and Unconditionally Release Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Aung San Suu Kyi State Counsellor Naypyidaw Myanmar Your Excellency, Recently, at the World Economic Forum in Hanoi, Vietnam, you defended the September 3 conviction and sentencing of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and…
Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo sit beside police officers as they leave Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar July 9, 2018.
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February 2017

Around the world, religious freedom is under a sustained attack. In the Asia-Pacific region, there are governments that restrict the freedom to choose and practice a religion, that discriminate in law and policy against certain religious groups, that…
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Re: Human Rights Priorities for the New Government

Dear President U Htin Kyaw, We congratulate you on becoming Myanmar’s first civilian president appointed by a democratically elected parliament since 1962. We respect the sacrifices that you, National League for Democracy (…
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We, the undersigned organisations, call upon the 41 Governments that compose the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, to take action and address the alarming proliferation of surveillance…
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Support Resolution to Renew the Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran

To: Member States of the Human Rights Council Your Excellency, We, the undersigned human rights and civil society groups, are writing to urge your government to support the resolution to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of…
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Update: Telenor Group responded to this letter on June 4, 2013. Mr. Jon Fredrik Baksaas President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Telenor Group Snarøyveien 30 N-1331 Fornebu, Norway Cc: Ms. Mai Oldgard, Vice…
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Human Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges Award celebrates the valor of individuals who put their lives on the line to protect the dignity and rights of others. Human Rights Watch collaborates with these courageous activists to create a world in which people…