ISHR News2021-05-17T10:02:16+02:00


Here you will find the latest on human rights topics and events from the worldwide network of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), as well as the ‘ISHR Newsletter’. Photo: UN Photo/Marie Frenchon

Express proceedings against demonstrators

After the wave of protests in July 2021, the arrested demonstrators will now be sentenced despite court breaks established by the authorities. The defendants are not granted a lawyer to challenge the scant evidence. The judicial break is used to prevent appeals.

Interview with John Suarez, Executive Director Center for a Free Cuba

The International Society for Human Rights spoke with John Suárez, Executive Director of Center for a Free Cuba. He answered questions about the current protests and the socio-economic outbreak that the Cuban people live, as well as the repression and persecution of the Cuban regime against those who criticize it.

ISHR Newsletter • July 2021

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.

President Lukukashenko is tightening his authoritarian grip over Belarus

The forced landing of a Ryanair flight on Sunday 23 May 2021 has put Belarusian president Alexander G. Lukashenko in a new global spotlight. This incident marks a new quality of Belarusian authoritarian repression that has already intensified substantially since August 2020, when Belarusians were met with violent police crackdown while protesting his controversial re-election results.

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

They use all means to achieve their goal: although Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights prohibits the use of torture, it is still used in many countries. In conmemoration of the International Day to Support Victims of Torture on June 26th, the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) shows the methods Belarus, China, Cuba, Iran and Turkey use to torture prisoners, sometimes to the point of death.

Sick civil rights activist injected with an unknown substance

Dr. René Gomez Manzano, representative of ISHR Cuba, spent several days unconscious after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and injected with an unknown substance under the care of the Cuban regime. He lost consciousness and suffered communication issues. The ISHR demands full clarification of the events.

Nicaragua: opposition presidential candidate under house arrest

Cristiana Chamorro has been detained and held incommunicado at her home since June 3rd. She is the candidate for the opposition in the next presidential elections and has the best chance of winning the polls, removing Daniel Ortega from office after fourteen years of ruling.


Schirrmacher visits Memorial Hall in Nanjing

The President of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), Thomas Schirrmacher, visited the Memorial Hall for the victims of the Massacre of the Japanese invaders 1937/1938 in Nanjing (China).


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