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Ketty Nivyabandi Speaks at 2019 Geneva Summit

GENEVA, March 25, 2019 - Ketty Nivyabandi, human rights defender who was forced to flee her home in Burundi in May 2015 after leading peaceful protest by women, addressed the [...]

Nguyen Van Dai Speaks at 2019 Geneva Summit

Nguyen Van Dai, an exiled Vietnamese pro-democracy activist and lawyer who spent four years in Vietnamese prison for spreading propaganda against the state, addressed the 11th Geneva Summit for Human [...]

Nurcan Baysal Speaks at 2019 Geneva Summit

Nurcan Baysal, Kurdish author, journalist and human rights defender who in 2017 was awarded the “Brave Women Journalists Award” by the Italian Women Journalists Association, addressed the 11th Geneva Summit [...]

Richard Ratcliffe Speaks at 2019 Geneva Summit

Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of imprisoned British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who was arrested in Iran almost three years ago while on holiday with her infant daughter, addressed the 11th [...]

Jailed Myanmar Journalists To Be Honored at Geneva Rights Summit

GENEVA, March 22, 2019 – Jailed Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Ko Wa Lone will be honored at an international human rights summit next week in Geneva, Switzerland, before an estimated crowd of 800 [...]

Fred and Cindy Warmbier Speak at 2018 Geneva Summit

GENEVA, February 20, 2018 – Fred and Cindy Warmbier, parents of American student Otto Warmbier imprisoned and tortured in North Korea, today addressed the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy — [...]

Vladimir Kara-Murza Speaks at 2018 Geneva Summit

GENEVA, February 19, 2018 – Russian democracy dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza today received the Geneva Summit Courage Award and addressed the main session of the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy — [...]

Kenneth Bae Speaks at 2018 Geneva Summit

GENEVA, February 20, 2018 – Kenneth Bae, survivor of North Korean gulag and longest-held American prisoner in North Korea, today addressed the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy — see quotes [...]

Maryam Malekpour Speaks at 2018 Geneva Summit

GENEVA, February 20, 2018 – Maryam Malekpour, sister of Saeed Malekpour, Iranian developer serving life sentence in Evin prison on spurious charges, addressed the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and [...]

Maziar Bahari Speaks at 2018 Geneva Summit

GENEVA, February 20, 2018 – Journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari, who was jailed and tortured by Iran, today addressed the main session of the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy — [...]