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Human Rights Now is an international human rights NGO based in Tokyo, Japan. Our members comprise over 700 individuals and organizations, including lawyers, scholars, journalists, law firms, former UN official, retired Japanese Supreme Court Justices, and activists. Human Rights Now works for the promotion and protection of human rights for people in the world, with a special focus on Asia.

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HRN protests the arrest of Maria Ressa

HRN protests the arrest on various charges of Maria Ressa, CEO of Rappler, an internet news site based in the Philippines with a history of critical reporting on President Duterte's war on drugs. You can read more about the case from Rappler's statement.

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HRN Protests the sentencing of Nasrin Sotoudeh

HRN protests the recent sentencing of Iranian rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who received a cumulative sentence of 38 years in prison and 148 lashes, and calls on Iranian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Ms. Sotoudeh.

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Video: Reporting on the Working Conditions at UNIQLO’s China Supplier

Video: Reporting on the Working Conditions at UNIQLO’s China Supplier

Alexandra Chan, Project Officer of Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) and Kazuko Ito, attorney at law and Secretary General of Human Rights Now (HRN).