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

Appeal: Boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics

Beijing should never have been awarded the contract to host the 2022 Olympic Games and no Games would certainly have been better than abusing athletes, state guests and spectators for the propaganda purposes of a communist dictatorship.

Cuba: German sentenced to 25 years in prison

German citizen Luis Frómeta Compte has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in Cuba. The charges were "agitation of public nuisance" and "incitement to riot". His only crime is to record the protests occurred in July 2021 with his smartphone.

Silent night – sad night

Many families around the world are spending this Christmas without their loved ones who are innocently in prison. They have been arrested for standing up for human rights and democracy and for drawing attention to abuses in the country. The International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) recalls the fate of political prisoners and prisoners of faith who are imprisoned under inhumane conditions in countries such as Cuba, Iran, China, Turkey, Belarus or Russia during the Christmas holidays and demands their immediate release.

ISHR Newsletter • December 2021

What is your definition of equality – is a question we posed to our online community this month to mark the International Human Rights Day. Equality – reducing inequalities, advancing human rights was the dedicated focus of this year’s commemoration of the day.

ISHR Nicaragua: Nicaraguans deserve a better future

The November 7, 2021 presidential elections in Nicaragua have left no one stunned. Daniel Ortega won after hunting down the opposition and imprisoning all other seven presidential candidates, accusing them of mock charges such as "treason" and "terrorism". Ortega starts his fourth term in office virtually abolishing democracy.

Russia: SOS for “MEMORIAL”

Russia wants to destroy the last bastion for human rights. According to a letter from the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on November 11, 2021, the General Prosecutor’s Office applied for the dissolution of the largest Russian human rights organization “MEMORIAL”. Find, sign, forward here the online petition for MEMORIAL of the German Association for East European Studies.


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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