As the global recession in democracy and rise in authoritarianism deepens, the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) upholds their comprehensive efforts in advocating for and supporting those fighting for their civil and political rights worldwide. The year 2021 marks the 15th consecutive year of decline in global freedom, the Freedom in the World Report 2021 states.
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!
Great events are coming up – next year our International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) will celebrate 50 years of existence – a great anniversary. I would like to take this as an opportunity to call on all national sections and actors of the ISHR in this newsletter to review on these decades of working for human rights as well as look forward for ways to strengthen and expand the ISHR even further.
On April 9, officials of the Ministry of the Interior ended the 26-day blockade of the soup kitchen of the civil rights movement UNPACU in Santiago de Cuba. As a result, 30 civil rights activists ended their hunger strike, which had been going on for 21 days, according to the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR).
No happy Easter for regime critics: As the Frankfurt-based International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) has learned, Cuban artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara was arrested on Easter Monday in the San Isidro neighborhood of Havana.
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”.