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

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Despite change of office in Cuba, the Castro clan continues to rule

President Miguel Díaz-Canel has been elected chairman of the Communist Party of Cuba. This officially ends an era on the Caribbean island in which the Castro brothers were at the head of the all-determining state party for six decades. The International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), which is represented by a section in Cuba, points out that a "change" has only taken place externally.

Falun Gong movement now under persecution pressure in Hong Kong too

Step by step, the unification of Hong Kong is moving forward. Until recently, it was civil rights and opposition activists who were persecuted in Hong Kong for their work on behalf of freedom and the rule of law, but the CCP has now also started to massively attack the Buddhist-oriented meditation movement Falun Gong, according to the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR).

Cuba: Blockade of news regarding hunger striker

Luis Otero Alcántara has been on a hunger and thirst strike since April 26th, 2021. On May 2nd, 2021, he was forcibly taken to a hospital. Critics of the regime already died in comparable situation.

ISHR Newsletter • April 2021

Great events are coming up – next year our International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) will celebrate 50 years of existence – a great anniversary. I would like to take this as an opportunity to call on all national sections and actors of the ISHR in this newsletter to review on these decades of working for human rights as well as look forward for ways to strengthen and expand the ISHR even further.

Blockade of the soup kitchen lifted – Hunger strike ended

On April 9, officials of the Ministry of the Interior ended the 26-day blockade of the soup kitchen of the civil rights movement UNPACU in Santiago de Cuba. As a result, 30 civil rights activists ended their hunger strike, which had been going on for 21 days, according to the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR).

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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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