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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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Artists at Risk (AR) joins call for investigation into death of Shady Habash

22 May 2020 In an open letter sent this week to the Egyptian Ministry of Justice, Artists at Risk (AR) joins PEN America, Amani: Africa Creative Defence Network, and more than 60 partner organizations calling on authorities to conduct a full … Continue reading

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Artists at Risk (AR) joins call to President El-Sisi for release of Mustafa Gamal and Galal El-Behairy

On the eve of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, Artists at Risk (AR) joins cultural rights defenders in a letter to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, calling for the release of web designer Mustafa Gamal and poet Galal El-Behairy. … Continue reading

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Open letter: Human Rights and Culture Groups call for Release of Mustafa Gamal

8 May 2020 We, the undersigned, call for the immediate release of Mustafa Gamal from prison in Egypt. His imprisonment in pre-trial detention is an egregious instance of the Egyptian government’s continuing crackdown on freedom of expression, in violation of … 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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Return the work of Spartak Khachanov! Open letter to the Kiev Academy

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