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
The MyPostcard team supports us to release the human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who had been sentenced to 33 years in prison and 148 lashes in Iran. Her health condition is getting worse progressively. Send her a FREE POSTCARD now as a sign of hope and show her that she is not forgotten.
Many Cubans demonstrated on 8 Sep. 2020 with sunflowers for freedom and the release of political prisoners. During this demonstration 84 Cuban civil rights activists were arrested. The Sunflower Revolution is not an attempt at violent overthrow, but a peaceful call for freedom, human rights and democracy in Cuba.
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.
According to the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), Iran’s most prominent political prisoner is protesting against unfair trials and the continued detention of civil rights activists despite the high risk of infection with the Coronavirus.
The International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) admonishes that the Yezidi people can only receive justice in an IS war crimes tribunal. Today, on the 19th day of the trial against the Iraqi Taha Al-J, the main Yezidi witness Nora B. was questioned for the last time in court.
Georgia: The conflict in Abkhazia must not be allowed to freeze! Communication and cooperation between Georgia and Abkhazia are key here. So ISHR-Georgia welcomes young creative entrepreneurship in this direction.
In the past few weeks dozens of people have been killed during attacks by armed men in the Nigerian state of Kaduna. The latest attack on July 19 claimed 18 lives. The ISHR is very concerned about the current flare-up of violence.
Program conducted by Prison Fellowship and the International Society for Human Rights Guatemala. We hope that the Peace Maker program will prevent from violence in Guatemalan prisons. The program teaches people to negotiate peace through arbitration
The ISHR-Guatemala fights social discrimination of Mayan children. They received a donation of 60,000 books from the Latin American Committee of ISHR- based in Miami to be distributed in rural schools in the poorest areas of Guatemala where most children are from the Maya ethnic group.
The purpose of the visit was to support Moldovan human rights activists, including the members of the Moldovan Section of the ISHR, as well as on-site study of the state of human rights in the Republic of Moldova, including the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistria).
The President of the International Council of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) and author of the book ‘Human Trafficking’ has sought out brick factories near Lahore, Pakistan where slaves working under the most degrading conditions are producing bricks.
The president of the International Council of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) has thanked the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Cuba for demonstrating increasing courage in issues relating to human rights and that he has met with the ‘Ladies in White’.