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Cuban dissident artist circumvents internet cut-off to submit testimony of abuses

GENEVA, June 8, 2021 — Despite government efforts to silence her, a Cuban dissident artist has managed to submit testimony about the regime's gross and systematic abuses to an annual human rights [...]

China, Syria, Turkey, Cuba, Pakistan Scrutinized at Virtual Geneva Rights Summit

Rayhan Asat, a Uyghur activist who was one of the speakers today at the virtual 2021 Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, testified about her brother Ekpar Asat [...]

Pakistani Activist & Former Political Prisoner to Win International Women’s Rights Award

GENEVA, May 19, 2021 – An international coalition of 25 human rights organizations has announced that its prestigious International Women's Rights award will be presented to Gulalai Ismail, a prominent campaigner for Pakistani women's rights [...]

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Artista pro-democracia Tania Bruguera presenta demanda contra conductor de TV cubana.

Picture: Yamil Lage / AFP LA HABANA - 7 de Mayo 2021 - Hoy, a las 12:30 PM (Hora de México), la artista y referente del movimiento pro-democracia [...]

25 Human Rights NGOs Announce Jailed Russian Dissident as 2021 Courage Award Winner

GENEVA, April 19, 2021 – A cross-regional coalition of 25 human rights organizations announced today that its prestigious international human rights award will go this year to Alexey Navalny, a political prisoner in Russia [...]

Rights Abusers Scrutinized at Geneva Summit

Political prisoners in Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and China were spotlighted by family members and representatives at the United Nations opening of the 12th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, [...]

25 NGOs Announce 2020 Courage Award for Mauritanian Anti-Slavery Activist

GENEVA, February 18, 2020 – An international coalition of 25 human rights organizations will today award a prestigious international human rights prize to Biram Dah Abeid, a descendant of former slaves who has been called [...]

TODAY: Iranian Activist & Former Political Prisoner to Win International Women’s Rights Award

GENEVA, February 18, 2020 – An international coalition of 25 human rights organizations will today present a prestigious international women's rights award to Shaparak Shajarizadeh, a prominent Iranian women's rights activist who was jailed, [...]

Russian Opposition Leader to Testify at UN Human Rights Forum Tomorrow

GENEVA, February 16, 2020 — Russia's leading anti-corruption activist will put Moscow in the hot seat tomorrow at the United Nations just one week before foreign ministers gather in the same building to open [...]

Leading Nicaraguan Dissident Heads to UN For Geneva Human Rights Summit

GENEVA, February 19, 2019 — A coalition of 25 non-governmental human rights groups announced today that Felix Maradiaga, a leading opponent of the Daniel Ortega administration in Nicaragua, will share his story at the [...]