Middle East & North Africa2020-10-08T14:46:54+02:00


News about the Work of the International Society for Human Rights in the Middle East and in North Africa.


IGFM Iraqi section news and activities July – August 2020

The Corona virus pandemic completely changed society and changed the pattern and behavior of individuals within society, including the pattern of NGOs working way and humanitarian aid, for that we are as Iraqi section of IGFM kept work on awareness raising and advocacy for human rights through media and participation of online conferences and debates, below are some activities.


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.

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.

Iran: Stop arbitrary arrests and convictions of Bahá’ís

The Iranian authorities are intensifying persecution of Bahá'ís despite the ongoing health crisis during the Corona pandemic. Prison conditions make it impossible to comply with hygiene rules. Their access to medical care is also limited.

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