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IGFM Iraqi section news and activities July – August 2020

The Corona virus pandemic completely changed society and changed the pattern and behavior of individuals within society, including the pattern of NGOs working way and humanitarian aid, for that we are as Iraqi section of IGFM kept work on awareness raising and advocacy for human rights through media and participation of online conferences and debates, below are some activities.

ISHR Australia: President’s Report 2019–2020

The current International and local outlook in Human Rights has continued to deteriorate. While the aftermath of many conflicts Internationally continues to create enormous numbers of refugees Worldwide Australia’s response continues to be very harsh.

ISHR: Iranian public shows solidarity on Social Media

Alarming News from Tehran: As ISHR has learned from the inner circle of Nasrin Sotoudeh, her condition is continuously deteriorating. Despite appeals of other political prisoners and Iranian civil rights defenders to end the hunger strike, the 57 year old continues her hunger strike with determination.

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?

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.

Ex-Muslim arrested for blasphemy

Frankfurt am Main/Abuja, 29 April 2020 - Mubarak Bala, President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, was arrested by the police in Kaduna on charges of blasphemy. The arrest of the former Muslim followed a petition by Muslim lawyers to the police commissioner in Kano state, reports the ISHR.

The Right to a Fair Trial in Ukraine

In 2019, the ISHR continued to monitor observation of the right to a fair trial in Ukraine. Since July, this work has been carried out as part of the project “Strengthening the rule of law in Ukraine” of the Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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