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Summary of the United Nations report on arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment in the context of armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine

Summary of the United Nations report on arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment in the context of armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine Framework The thematic report is done by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and examines the scale, methods, perpetrators and context of arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment in the armed conflict that has occurred in eastern Ukraine, both by Ukrainian Government actors as

VERY IMPORTANT STAMPS: PRISON MAIL INITIATIVE

In May 2021, the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) launched the VERY IMPORTANT STAMPS prison mail initiative. Representing thousands of prisoners around the world, ten political prisoners were portrayed for postage stamps by well-known artists from Germany. The stamps were printed and can be obtained for free from the ISHR PRISON MAIL INITIATIVE How postage stamps are supposed to protect political prisoners Frankfurt am Main, May 26th, 2021 –

In memory of Andrei Sakharov: the 100th anniversary of the outstanding man´s birth

In memory of Andrei Sakharov, who would have turned 100 on 21 May 2021. How would he celebrate his 100th birthday today? On 14 December 1989, Andrei Sakharov died at the age of 68, Muscovites bid farewell. December 1989, it is minus 40 degrees, everything was covered with snow and ice, and I was standing in a queue of people with no end in sight. A young political science student

Life on the Demarcation Line: One Man’s Fate

Life on the Demarcation Line: One Man's Fate Always when I approach Stanytsia Luhanska (a Ukrainian village bordering the so-called Luhansk People's Republic), I feel anxiety. Inside, everything shrinks painfully and a sense of dread is combating an overwhelming desire to see my grandparents, to wander the streets I used to walk on as a child, to stop by a flower shop with my grandmother and to buy some fresh

Joint video project “Tell me about the war”

r short film “Tell Me About the War”, which we produced this year, you will hear from war veterans from 7 countries of the former Soviet Union.  Joint video project “Tell me about the war” 2020 marks 75 years since the end of World War II In our short film “Tell me about the war”, which we produced this year, you will hear from war veterans from 7 countries of