The ISHR is preparing a formal request to the responsible Special Rapporteurs of the UN Human Rights Council to draw their attention to serious violations of the human rights of Cuban biologist and environmentalist Dr. Ariel Ruiz Urquiola by the Cuban government.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Belarusians began to feel the consequences of the global coronavirus pandemic around the beginning of the second decade of March 2020. The authorities were forced to restrict the entry and departure rules in response to similar measures taken by neighboring states to limit the movement of people.
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