Eastern Partnership & Russia2020-05-19T16:05:03+02:00

Eastern Partnership & Russia

The history of the International Society for Human Rights is closely tied to that of the Soviet Union. After its fall in 1991, ISHR sections formed in many countries of the former USSR, including all six countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine) as well as in Russia. Currently, exciting joint projects regarding freedom of information and media and strengthening civil society actors are being carried out in the region by the sections, iniated by the ISHR in Germany, with support from the German Federal Foreign Office.

President Lukukashenko is tightening his authoritarian grip over Belarus

The forced landing of a Ryanair flight on Sunday 23 May 2021 has put Belarusian president Alexander G. Lukashenko in a new global spotlight. This incident marks a new quality of Belarusian authoritarian repression that has already intensified substantially since August 2020, when Belarusians were met with violent police crackdown while protesting his controversial re-election results.

Political prisoners in Ingushetia

Sarifa Sautieva • Akhmed Pogorov • Bagaudin Khautiev • Barakh Chemurziev • Musa Malsagov • Malsag Uzhakhov • Ismail Nalgiev • Akhmed Barakhoev

Focus: the North Caucasus, Ingushetia, origins

Ingushetia: already 2 years in Russian pre-trial detention for peaceful protests against the handover of land to Chechnya. The former interior minister, the head of the local Red Cross, a museum director, two young lawyers, a university professor, a philologist and elected representative, a department head in the health sector ... They all urgently need our help!

To a 50th anniversary of the ISHR with brave representatives from a free Belarus!

Next year the ISHR will be 50 years old, half a century full of painful and cruel human rights violations all over the world, but also half a century full of courageous human rights activists working for human rights. How did it all start? The founder of the SHR was the exiled Russian Ivan Agrusov, who was threatened with the death penalty in his homeland, the former Soviet Union under Josif Stalin.

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