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.


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.

Covid-19: Amnesty for political prisoners in Turkey

Appeal to President Erdogan: We urge you to release all political prisoners and prisoners on remand from custody immediately. They are particularly at risk due to the Covid 19 pandemic – which is affecting more and more people, as they live in extremely cramped and often unhygienic conditions.

Sign of hope for Nasrin Sotoudeh

ISHR and the app MyPostcard started a global postcard campaign for Nasrin Sotoudeh. The Iranian human rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh campaigned for women's rights and against the headscarf compulsion and was therefore sentenced to 33 years in prison and 148 lashes in 2018.

ISHR back in Iraq

Khalil Al-Rasho, the ISHR’s Iraq co-ordinator, and Katrin Bornmüller of ISHR Wittlich, were again 12 days in refugee camps in Kurdistan in Iraq.

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