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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

Big Brother Belarus traumatizing youth

She had blossomed in custody through your letters of support, now the state is letting Marina wither. Don't let the flower wither, even if she does not get the mail now, so the guards will see that Marina is part of our g(u)ard-en!

Cuba: Peaceful Strike ended with police brutality

After several days of hunger strike, all 14 activists of the "San Isidro Movement" were arrested by Cuban security forces. Shortly before the house was stormed, many online services in Havana and large parts of Cuba were interrupted. 

Belarus: Support political prisoner with letters!

25-year-old teacher Marina Glasova was arrested after taking part in demonstration against falcification of presidential elections. Later, a case was brought against her for “lack of respect for police officers”. Since then she has been in custody.

Appeals for help from Belarus. You too can do something that easy!

There is a danger that the Belarusian topic will finally go off the radar since the West has its own current news: elections in the USA, the coronavirus, local protests in Poland, and others. Plus, foreign journalists from Belarus were expelled and deprived of their accreditations. Who will write from the scene?

Alexander Kordjukov remains in custody

Absurd looking pictures from Minsk: Dictator Aleksandr Lukashenka met with about twelve political prisoners in the KGB prison for talks. The power over published pictures and the staging was of course Lukaschenka’s.

ISHR Newsletter • September 2020

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.

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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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