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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

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”. A decision on the application is to be made on November 25th.

Cuba: German to serve 24 years in prison for filming protests with his smartphone

The dual national living in Germany was arrested on July 11, 2021 while on vacation in Cuba because he had filmed a protest with his smartphone. He is currently being held with serious criminals in the "Combinado del Este" prison. The public prosecutor's office accuses him of “inciting a riot” and demands 24 years in prison.

Declaration of ISHR Cuba

Dr. René Gomez Manzano, representative of ISHR Cuba, announces on behalf of ISHR and IGFM the support of the organization on behalf of the peaceful manifestations that have been scheduled to take place on November 15. 2021 in the island.

ISHR Newsletter • October 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.

Reforms are not always for the better

What is common between the Ukrainian Bar Association's recommendation to members of the High Council of Justice from the Bar to resign and the European Court of Human Rights' decision to recognise the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of Poland as a court not established in accordance with the law? Let's look into it and draw parallels with Ukraine.

ISHR: Díaz-Canel, from show to show

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.

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.

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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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