The International Society of Human Rights connects sections of human rights defenders from many countries on all continents. On UN’s Human Rights Day 1993, December 10, 1993 25 Ukrainian human rights activists – members of the International Society for Human Rights globally – established the international public organization “International Society for Human Rights – Ukrainian Section” (ISHR-US). Today ISHR in Ukraine has more than 3,500 members.
More than 2000 participants in Berlin demanded the release of Navalny and all political prisoners in Russia. On January 23rd, a large demonstration by Russians took place in the German capital under the motto “Freedom for Alexey Navalny”.
The Federal Chairman of the Protestant Working Group (EAK) of the CDU/CSU, the Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Rachel, has taken the political sponsorship for the Christian Mohammad Mosayebzadeh who is imprisoned in Iran.
Taking stock of religious freedom worldwide: on December 9, 2020, the International Society for Human Rights (IGFM) and the World Evangelical Alliance presented the 2020 Yearbooks “Religious Freedom” and “Persecution and Discrimination against Christians” during a video press conference.
Standing tall as a strong democracy and the fastest growing economy in Africa, Ghana continues to write her story in the fight for fundamental human rights of all citizens, achieving a couple of wins, amidst many challenges.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to take a positive account for 2020. The first year of the Corona pandemic was a very bad year for political prisoners, for freedom of expression, freedom of religion and other fundamental rights.
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