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SPEAKING UP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS SINCE 1972

The ISHR represents a network of grassroots human rights defenders in over 30 countries worldwide.

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Appeal: Boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics

Beijing should never have been awarded the contract to host the 2022 Olympic Games and no Games would certainly have been better than abusing athletes, state guests and spectators for the propaganda purposes of a communist dictatorship.

Cuba: German sentenced to 25 years in prison

German citizen Luis Frómeta Compte has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in Cuba. The charges were "agitation of public nuisance" and "incitement to riot". His only crime is to record the protests occurred in July 2021 with his smartphone.

Silent night – sad night

Many families around the world are spending this Christmas without their loved ones who are innocently in prison. They have been arrested for standing up for human rights and democracy and for drawing attention to abuses in the country. The International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) recalls the fate of political prisoners and prisoners of faith who are imprisoned under inhumane conditions in countries such as Cuba, Iran, China, Turkey, Belarus or Russia during the Christmas holidays and demands their immediate release.

ISHR Newsletter • December 2021

What is your definition of equality – is a question we posed to our online community this month to mark the International Human Rights Day. Equality – reducing inequalities, advancing human rights was the dedicated focus of this year’s commemoration of the day.

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WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OUR PRESIDENT?

Schirrmacher visits Memorial Hall in Nanjing

The President of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), Thomas Schirrmacher, visited the Memorial Hall for the victims of the Massacre of the Japanese invaders 1937/1938 in Nanjing (China).

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Who we are

The International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) was founded in 1972 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany to advocate for and is now represented in over 30 countries. Learn more »

What we do

We defend the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights worldwide. Learn more »

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Check out HUMAN RIGHTS ONLINE, our blog platform for activists from the Eastern Partnership & Russia, supported by the German Foreign Office.

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