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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

UN TESTIMONY

Pakistan

Qanta Ahmed

Author, physician, women’s rights activist

Saudi Arabia

Areej al-Sadhan

Activist and sister of Red Crescent aid worker detained since 2018 in Saudi Arabia

Syria

Abdalaziz Alhamza

Co-founder and spokesperson of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS)

Somalia

Nimco Ali

Anti-FGM activist and co-founder of Daughters of Eve and the Five Foundation

Iran

Masih Alinejad

Founder of the My Stealthy Freedom campaign against the compulsory hijab in Iran

Venezuela

Diego Arria

Venezuelan politician, diplomat, and UN Security Council President.

Saudi Arabia

Najwa Badawi

Daughter of Saudi political prisoner Raif Badawi

Russia

Bill Browder

Hedge fund manager who led successful campaign to adopt the Magnitsky Act.

Nicaragua

Victoria Cardenas

Wife of Nicaraguan dissident and former prisoner of conscience Juan Sebastian Chamorro.

Venezuela

Eligio Cedeño

Exiled Venezuelan banker arbitrarly detained by the Chavez regime.

China

Tanya Chan

Hong Kong legislator, pro-democracy activist and lawyer.

Vietnam

Dennis Chau

Son of Vietnamese political prisoner Van Kham Chau.

North Korea

Timothy Cho

North Korean human rights activist and two-time defector.

China

Alex Chow

Former Hong Kong student leader of the Umbrella Movement.

Phillipines

Vicente de Lima II

Brother of persecuted and imprisoned Filipina senator Leila M. de Lima.

Ukraine

Iryna Dovgan

Ukrainian woman tortured by Russia-backed separatists.

Libya

Ashraf El-Hojouj

Palestinian medic and principal defendant in the Libya’s “HIV trial”.

Libya

Mohamed Eljahmi

Libyan-American activist and brother of deceased prisoner of conscience.

Turkey

Asli Erdogan

Turkish novelist, human rights activist, and former prisoner of conscience.

Freedom of the press

Caroline Fourest

French feminist journalist, filmmaker and freedom of the press activist.

Russia

Masha Gessen

Russian-American journalist, author, Putin critic and LGBT rights activist.

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