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Every day, Belarusians brave the freezing cold and police brutality to voice their support for democracy. Donate to HRF's Belarus Solidarity Fund to support them in their struggle for freedom. buff.ly/39q0hqs
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HRF is calling for justice in the name of Jamal Khashoggi. Let’s hold the Saudi regime accountable. Help us make a difference: #JusticeForJamal buff.ly/3tH5EtW
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The Chinese government is working with surveillance firms on a mass facial recognition system that will be able to categorize people by their characteristics and ethnicity. This technology is guaranteed to lead to more human rights abuses. buff.ly/3mndLZe
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#UK officials confirmed that human rights activist and OFF speaker Nathan Law has been granted asylum. As a prominent figure of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, he was eventually forced to leave and live in exile for his safety. buff.ly/3t5zBmB
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#Burma: For the first time since the coup, international news outlets were allowed into the country. During a week-long press tour, journalists were shown only what the generals wanted them to see, until civilians risked their lives to expose the truth. washingtonpost.com/world/asi…
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Join HRF today at 4:30PM ET for a Clubhouse conversation with @Badiucao on how art is a powerful tool for dissidents to spread awareness about human rights abuses and pro-democracy movements around the world. Tune in here: buff.ly/3uBrG13
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.@WaleedAbulkhair is a Saudi human rights lawyer and activist who has been detained as a prisoner of conscience since 2014. As head and founder of the human rights organization Monitor of Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, Waleed defended other activists. It is time to #FreeWaleed.
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Waleed was arrested and sentenced to 10 years in prison on various charges relating to his internet activism. In July 2015, his sentence was extended to 15 years after he refused the judge’s offer to apologize for his “offenses.”
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HRF’s #ImpactLitigation program advocates for prisoners of conscience like Waleed who have been detained by brutal dictatorships like #Saudi Arabia. In July 2016, HRF filed an Urgent Appeal to the #UN Special Procedures on Waleed’s behalf: bit.ly/3wBezyu
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The #UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued an opinion noting that Waleed’s detention is, in fact, arbitrary. Yet, #Saudi Arabia refuses to release Waleed, and reports show he is being ill-treated and denied necessary medical attention: hrf.org/press_posts/waleed-a…
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As we approach the 7th anniversary of Waleed’s arrest on April 15th, HRF calls on Saudi Arabia to unconditionally release Waleed and drop all charges against him. Join us by raising your voice to #FreeWaleed.
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Human Rights Foundation retweeted
Egyptian cyberactivist @Ghonim emerged as a symbolic leader of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution when he created a FB page to honor Khaled Saeed, a young Egyptian killed by police. The page quickly turned into one of Egypt’s largest dissident platforms: buff.ly/3sKTxet
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Human Rights Foundation retweeted
Blockchain Commons has a great summer internship program. Work will include a partnership w/ @HRF to help human rights organizations + activists around the world learn how to receive Bitcoin donations, safely self-custody, and sell into fiat when necessary. Apply by April 30th!
Openings remain available for the @BlockchainCmns virtual internship program this Summer. Applications are due by April 30th! [1/9] github.com/BlockchainCommons…
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The Saudi Crown Prince’s privilege shouldn’t shield him from justice. HRF stands against impunity. Please join us in the global #JusticeForJamal campaign. buff.ly/3tH5EtW
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The president of #Uzbekistan has signed a new bill into law that could be used to arrest those advocating for LGBTQ+ rights. Currently, such charge carries a penalty of up to three years in prison. buff.ly/3dMr2XF
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Athletes participating in the 2022 Olympics could seize this opportunity to voice dissent on a global level and help highlight #China’s serious human rights violations. buff.ly/3fPN1Q9
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