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Cuba: Criminals released, civil rights activists detained

The Cuban government said it released more than 10,000 people from prisons during the coronavirus pandemic. ISHR criticizes that political prisoners are still in detention and calls on the regime to release political prisoners as soon as possible to protect them from being infected with Covid-19.

Hunger strike, wave of arrests and repression in Cuba

Hundreds of Cubans have held a hunger strike for three days. They are calling for the freedom of all political prisoners in Cuba and the end of state repression. At the same time, one of the largest waves of arrests has been taking place in Cuba for a long time. What are the reasons?

Iran: Cruel honor killing of Romina Ashrafi

Women´s rights in Iran have been majorly restricted in the past decades. The most recent example of this is the honor killing of Romina Ashrafi. ISHR has campaigned and championed women´s rights in Iran for years now, but women are still treated as second class citizens in Iran. This has to change.

Obituary for Maja Caspari: head of ISHR-Romania

Immediately after the fall of the Romanian dictator Ceausescu in 1989, Maja Caspari had the idea and the courage to bring sick people out of isolation and to persuade them to take on tasks and responsibility for other sick people. She was one of the pillars of the International Council of the ISHR.

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).

Guest lecture on human trafficking at the University of Cologne

The President of the International Council of the International Society for Human Rights, Thomas Schirrmacher, gave a lecture on “Human Trafficking – The Return of Slavery” in Lecture Hall XII of the University of Cologne at the invitation of the student association ‘campus connect’.

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