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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


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84 Cuban civil rights activists arrested

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.

ISHR: Iranian public shows solidarity on Social Media

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.

Sakharov Prize winner Nasrin Sotoudeh on hunger strike

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.

Justice for Yezidi victims only by IS-Tribunal

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.

Peace Maker Program in Guatemala

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 International Society for Human Rights in Guatemala

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.

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Human Trafficking Experts visit Brick Factory Slaves in Lahore

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.

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