Joint Letters

The United States should maintain its engagement with the UN Human Rights Council.

The undersigned human rights organizations, write to urge The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to urgently and publicly call on the Government of Bahrain to immediately and unconditionally release human rights defender Nabeel Rajab.

As the world celebrates Human Rights Day, Zimbabwe continues to disregard the basic rights of its citizens. In particular, the undersigned organizations take this opportunity to strongly condemn the government’s failure to respect and protect its citizens’ right to peacefully assemble, to express their opinions and to make peaceful demands on their government. An increasing number of citizens in Zimbabwe have been arrested and are facing prosecution for participating in peaceful protests. 

Uzbek authorities should ensure a thorough, impartial, and transparent investigation into the alleged torture of two brothers by the Uzbek National Security Service (SNB), and the death in custody of one of them, Human Rights Watch, the International Partnership for Human Rights, Freedom House, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, and the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia said today.

The European Comission should publicly speak out about Nabeel Rajab's continued imprisonment and the human rights crackdown in Bahrain.

In light of the upcoming review of Azerbaijan's status in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in October, the undersigned organisations call on the EITI Board to suspend Azerbaijan from participation in EITI, due to continuous breach of the initiative’s requirements for fostering an enabling environment for civil society.

Foreign & Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
London, United Kingdom SW1A 2AH

 

Kenya's security agencies continued violations and disregard for international human rights law in the name of counter-terrorism should be of particular concern to the United States. 

Freedom House urges President Obama to visit Tunisia to reassure political leaders of American support during their fight for a more democratic society.

Freedom House urges the prompt release of freelance journalist Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, a contributor to RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service and Alternative Turkmenistan News. 

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