Not a happy new year: In the new year, The ISHR looks to Cuba with concern. At least 138 political prisoners are currently imprisoned on the Caribbean island for peacefully campaigning for human rights and democratic change in their home country.
On December 11, a virtual “round table” was held with the participation of leaders of Russian civil society organizations. The topic of discussion was the situation with the deterioration of the conditions for the activities of non-governmental organizations
Dear colleagues, friends and others interested, with this annual review of 2020 we would like to thank you for being a warming light of hope with your interest and commitment to human rights! We sincerely wish you to experience this extraordinary end of the year as relaxed as possible and to regain strength! Your ISHR- team from Baku, Brest, Chisinau, Frankfurt, Yerevan, Kiev, Moscow and Tbilisi!
The leader of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was greeted enthusiastically by hundreds of compatriots on Gendarmenmarkt Square during her visit to Berlin on December 13. She stressed the importance of the Belarusian diaspora for the democracy and freedom movement in Belarus.
In our short film “Tell me about the war”, which we produced this year, you will hear war veterans from 7 countries of the former Soviet Union. And it is almost a miracle that these veterans, despite the coronavirus, internal conflicts and interstate wars in their countries, found the strength to tell all of us about the war here and now!
The Union of Victims’ Associations of Communist Tyranny, the Human Rights Center Cottbus, the International Society for Human Rights and the Memorial Foundation Victims of Communism organized a tribunal on “Forced Labor in Political Prison in the GDR”.
Leaders from the world’s largest independent Muslim organization and the world’s largest Evangelical Christian organization are beginning a joint effort to respond globally to threats to religious freedom coming from religious extremism and secular extremism.
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).