The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Freedom House and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) have written to the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, to demand the immediate release of dissident Liu Xiaobo, and permission for he and his wife to travel overseas for urgent medical treatment.
Freedom House joins national and international press freedom organizations to call on Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to take precise, effective and immediate action to halt the violence undermining journalists’ safety in the country.
Freedom House joins with key civil society organizations to urge Ambassador Nikki Haley to ensure that U.S. engagement with the United Nations Human Rights Council advances universal values and our nation’s interests worldwide.
The undersigned organisations condemn in the strongest possible terms today’s sentencing of Mehman Huseynov, Azerbaijani journalist and chairman of the country’s leading freedom of expression group, Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety, to two years in jail on defamation charges. He was taken into custody from the court room, without being allowed to speak in his defence.
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.