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Joint NGO Statement: States break silence to condemn Egypt’s abuses at UN rights body

AR joins international NGOs and Finnish-led coalition of states in condemning systematic human rights violations in Egypt March 12, 2021 Earlier today, the Finnish Ambassador to the UN in Geneva delivered a joint statement on behalf of 31 countries urging … Continue reading

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Masha Alekhina & Yulia Tsvetkova on International Women’s Day 2021

Subscribe to our newletter On the occasion of International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, Artists at Risk (AR) is celebrating two prominent Russian artists, feminist activists and political dissidents, Yulia Tsvetkova and Maria (Masha) Alekhina. Alongside many friends, … Continue reading

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Artists at Risk (AR) part of call to stop the execution of Yahaya Aminu Sharif

Yahaya Aminu Sharif, a 22-year-old musician, has been sentenced to death by a Sharia court in the Northern Nigerian state of Kano for using derogatory expressions against the Prophet Mohammed in one of his songs. Artists at Risk joins Freemuse, … Continue reading

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Open Letter: European Democracy Action Plan

September 14, 2020 This open letter is being submitted in response to the public consultation launched by the European Commission on the European Democracy Action Plan (EDAP). We, the undersigned, welcome the initiative to develop a European Democracy Action Plan … Continue reading

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Mustafa Gamal to be released from pre-trial detention

Artists at Risk (AR) is delighted to hear that Mustafa Gamal is to be released from pre-trial detention. Following a concerted campaign for his release, led by AR and partners, the Public Prosecution Office announced at the beginning of June … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS! Fatoş İrwen has been released from Turkish prison!

2 March 2020 BREAKING NEWS Fatoş İrwen has been released from Turkish prison!! Congratulations! Welcome back! ——– Artists at Risk (AR) has long been advocating for the release and just treatment of Fatoş İrwen (bio page).  Since 2016, İrwen faced … Continue reading

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Artists at Risk (AR) joins DIE VIELEN and signs the “DECLARATION OF THE MANY”

Artists at Risk (AR) has joined DIE VIELEN (“The Many”) and its “BERLIN DECLARATION OF THE MANY”. The BERLINER ERKLÄRUNG DER VIELEN, which provides the model for similar declarations across Germany and Europe is found at the below link with all … Continue reading

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Open Letter re Pussy Riot Artists in Sweden: AR and Partners Call for Political Asylum

Open Letter re Pussy Riot Artists in Sweden: AR and Partners Call for Political Asylum for Lusine Dzjanyan and Alexey Knedlyakovsky and their two children.

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Breaking: Galal El-Behairy’s sentencing by Military Court delayed to May 16

Breaking: Galal El-Behairy’s sentencing by Military Court delayed to 16 May SIGN THE PETITION TO #FREEGALAL!  

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