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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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Sick civil rights activist injected with an unknown substance

Dr. René Gomez Manzano, representative of ISHR Cuba, spent several days unconscious after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and injected with an unknown substance under the care of the Cuban regime. He lost consciousness and suffered communication issues. The ISHR demands full clarification of the events.

Very Important Stamps: ISHR prison mail Initiative

The ISHR's new prison mail initiative aims to protect political prisoners from reprisals and torture. The stamps are intended to show to prison staff on site, as soon as letters arrive, that the prisoners addressed are covered by international attention. All portraits come from well-known artists from Germany who have supported us fantastically on this project.

Nicaragua: opposition presidential candidate under house arrest

Cristiana Chamorro has been detained and held incommunicado at her home since June 3rd. She is the candidate for the opposition in the next presidential elections and has the best chance of winning the polls, removing Daniel Ortega from office after fourteen years of ruling.

Focus: the North Caucasus, Ingushetia, origins

Ingushetia: already 2 years in Russian pre-trial detention for peaceful protests against the handover of land to Chechnya. The former interior minister, the head of the local Red Cross, a museum director, two young lawyers, a university professor, a philologist and elected representative, a department head in the health sector ... They all urgently need our help!

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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 »

What’s new?

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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