Civil society under threat: Challenges for human rights advocates in Eurasia
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An inmate peers from behind a wall as a guard walks by in the female section of the infamous Evin prison, north of Tehran, Iran, 13 June 2006, ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images

Facing imprisonment in Iran for his journalism, the Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Turkish authorities to conduct an expedited review of Iranian journalist Mohamed Mosaed’s request for asylum.

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny is escorted out of a police station in Khimki, outside Moscow, 18 January 2021, following the court ruling that ordered him jailed for 30 days. ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images

The opposition leader and anti-corruption activist was arrested on his return to Russia. A judge ordered that he be detained for thirty days pending a court hearing regarding his alleged breach of parole. If found guilty, Navalny could face three-and-a-half years in prison.

Law enforcement officers detain a journalist during a Women's Solidarity opposition event, in Minsk, Belarus, 19 September 2020, Natalia FedosenkoTASS via Getty Images

Journalist Andrei Alexandrov was detained on charges of violating public order. He was Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Association of Journalists and has worked for Index on Censorship and ARTICLE 19.