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On the eve of the United Nations Human Rights Council's main annual session, the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy will assemble hundreds of courageous dissidents and human rights victims, activists, and student leaders, in an adjacent parallel forum, to shine a spotlight on urgent human rights situations that require global attention.

The Geneva Summit is sponsored by a coalition of 20 human rights NGOs from around the world. This year's event will build on the success and momentum of the previous gatherings, which have been widely acclaimed in the international human rights community.

Human rights heroes and former political prisoners from Cuba, Iran, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tibet, and other countries, will testify about their personal struggles for human rights, democracy and freedom, and join hands to plan action strategies.


The Geneva Summit has been featured in media around the globe, including Agence France Presse, AP, The Australian, the Wall Street Journal, Spanish news agency EFE, Radio Free Europe and ANSA.

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