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Kaveh Shahrooz Speaks at 2020 Geneva Summit

Kaveh Shahrooz, lawyer, writer and human rights activist who led a recent successful effort to convince Canada's parliament to recognize the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran as crimes [...]

Lyubov Sobol Speaks at 2020 Geneva Summit

Lyubov Sobol, Russian lawyer, anti-corruption activist and leader of the pro-democracy movement, addressed the 12th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy — see quotes below, followed by the [...]

Biram Dah Abeid Speaks at 2020 Geneva Summit

Biram Dah Abeid, Mauritanian antislavery campaigner and founder of Mauritania’s Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA), received the Courage Award and addressed the 12th Annual Geneva Summit [...]

Rebecca Kabuo Speaks at 2020 Geneva Summit

Rebecca Kabuo, Congolese human rights activist who has been arrested more than a dozen times during peaceful protests and, in 2015, was dubbed the youngest prisoner of conscience in the [...]

Irwin Cotler Speaks at 2020 Geneva Summit

Irwin Cotler, former Canadian Minister of Justice and MP and founder of the Raoul Wallenberg Center for Human Rights, addressed the 12th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy [...]

Peter Bhatti speaks at 2020 Geneva Summit

Peter Bhatti, brother of Pakistan's first and only Christian Federal Minister who was assassinated for opposing Pakistan's blasphemy laws and founder and Chairman of the non-profit International Christian Voice which [...]

Shaparak Shajarizadeh Speaks at 2020 Geneva Summit

Shaparak Shajarizadeh, who became a leader in the “Girls of Revolution Street” and White Wednesday civil disobedience movements in Iran and who was famously arrested in February 2018 for removing [...]

Dr. Elham Manea Speaks at 2020 Geneva Summit

Dr. Elham Manea, Yemeni-Swiss political scientist, writer and human rights activist who focuses on the Arab Middle East , addressed the 12th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy [...]

Dennis Chau Speaks at 2020 Geneva Summit

Dennis Chau, son of Vietnamese political prisoner Van Kham Chau who was detained in January 2019 while visiting the country from Australia and given a 12-year prison sentence, addressed the [...]

Jewher Ilham Speaks at 2020 Geneva Summit

Jewher Ilham, rights activist and daughter of Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti now serving a life-sentence in Chinese prison for working to bridge the gap between the Uyghurs and the Han [...]