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
In our short film “Tell me about the war”, which we produced this year, you will hear war veterans from 7 countries of the former Soviet Union. And it is almost a miracle that these veterans, despite the coronavirus, internal conflicts and interstate wars in their countries, found the strength to tell all of us about the war here and now!
Cottbus Declaration on GDR Forced Labor of September 13, 2020: “Serious injustice has been done to these people”
The Union of Victims’ Associations of Communist Tyranny, the Human Rights Center Cottbus, the International Society for Human Rights and the Memorial Foundation Victims of Communism organized a tribunal on “Forced Labor in Political Prison in the GDR”.
During a peaceful sit-in strike in front of a police station, the well-known Cuban professor Omara Ruiz Urquiola was brutally beaten by a police motorcycle patrol on November 13th, as reported by the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR).
The pandemic continuous to provide challenges each and every day. It impacts on our daily lives – especially in countries where Freedom of Expression and human rights are treated badly. Some political leaders even try to take advantage of the lockdown prosecuting opposition party members and continue shrinking spaces for civil society.
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.
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.
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.
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.