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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

Cuba: Criminals released, civil rights activists detained

The Cuban government said it released more than 10,000 people from prisons during the coronavirus pandemic. ISHR criticizes that political prisoners are still in detention and calls on the regime to release political prisoners as soon as possible to protect them from being infected with Covid-19.

Hunger strike, wave of arrests and repression in Cuba

Hundreds of Cubans have held a hunger strike for three days. They are calling for the freedom of all political prisoners in Cuba and the end of state repression. At the same time, one of the largest waves of arrests has been taking place in Cuba for a long time. What are the reasons?

Iran: Cruel honor killing of Romina Ashrafi

Women´s rights in Iran have been majorly restricted in the past decades. The most recent example of this is the honor killing of Romina Ashrafi. ISHR has campaigned and championed women´s rights in Iran for years now, but women are still treated as second class citizens in Iran. This has to change.

Obituary for Maja Caspari: head of ISHR-Romania

Immediately after the fall of the Romanian dictator Ceausescu in 1989, Maja Caspari had the idea and the courage to bring sick people out of isolation and to persuade them to take on tasks and responsibility for other sick people. She was one of the pillars of the International Council of the ISHR.

China moves towards total alignment

The principle of "one country, two systems" is a hollow phrase. According to the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), the decision of the Chinese People's Congress to enact a so-called security law, shows that Hong Kong's freedoms will soon become a thing of the past.

Report on Semilleros and Peace Makers in Venezuela

Our Peace Makers programs has managed to have an impact on the population of children and adolescents in the country of Venezuela. It is currently held in 13 venezuelan states with 211 churches, 7 educational institutions. 1,702 adults committed to working with children and adolescents.

The International Society for Human Rights in Colombia

ISHR Colombia works with organizations such as Fundacion Cristiana Nueva Generacion in Medellin and with Educational Institutions, schools and churches in different cities in Colombia to carry out programs that help the reintegration of these girls into the Colombian society.

Does Corona interfere with Putin’s New Coup d’ État?

Does Corona turn politics into satire? Not at all, even if it sounds like it. PhD – Carmen Krusch, head of the Eastern Europe section of the International Society for Human Rights, takes a stand on developments and dangers that require our full attention, with a serious wink.

Cuba: Over 100 people on hunger strike

Hundreds of Cubans started fasting for three days. They are calling for the freedom of all political prisoners in Cuba and the end of state repression. One of the central demands concerns Roberto Quiñones, who was arrested eight months ago after reporting on the lawsuit against a couple of pastors.

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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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