September 15th marks the international day of democracy established by the U.N General Assembly since November 8th 2007. On this day the main purpose is the promotion of the values and ideals which conform democracies around the world. The Human Rights Institute for Peace and Freedomtakes the opportunity to address the importance of such values and how … Continue reading International Day of Democracy
Currently there are more than 80,000 cases of forced disappearances in Syria since 2011, almost 100,000 in Sri Lanka since 1980, more than 6,000 Kosovo since 1999 and thousands more in many other countries. To honor victims of enforced disappearances all over the world, the HRI for peace and freedom communicates the importance of addressing this … Continue reading International Day in Support of Victims of Enforced Disappearances
Civil protest in Moscow on July 26th Past weekend, almost 1.400 civilians were detained and overall, heavily repressed by authorities in Moscow, Russia. A violent police crackdown was conducted to protests against the banning of several opposition political parties running for the September Moscow City Council elections. The amount of civilians detained has not been … Continue reading Russian Government commits acts of repression in Moscow
Sergei Magnitsky was a Russian tax accountant who in 2009 investigated fraud in his country. He was accused of committing fraud himself and detained by state authorities. While in prison he was tortured and developed several illnesses, he was refused medical aid and was finally beaten to death. Magnitsky was arbitrary arrested and assassinated for … Continue reading The HRI promotes the implementation of the Magnitsky Act in Europe
Edgar Zambrano, Vice-president of the National Assembly of Venezuela Within the monitoring process for violation of Human Rights conducted by the HRI for Peace and Freedom, the situation of Edgar Zambrano, Vice-president of the National Assembly of Venezuela, is in a critical state. The VP of the National Assembly is currently in a hunger strike … Continue reading Acts of Repression by the Maduro Regime: The case of Deputy Zambrano
Yasaman Aryani and her mother Monireh Arabshahi Within the monitoring process for violation of Human Rights conducted by the HRI, the country of Iran has shown acts of repression against activists who fight against inequality and in favor of civil and human rights for the Muslim women. Yasaman Aryani (@yasamanaryani95) and her mother Monireh Arabshahi … Continue reading Acts of Repression against women in Iran
Within the monitoring process for violations of Human Rights conducted by the HRI, the country of Venezuela, illegitimately governed by Maduro´s Regime, has once again provided sufficient evidence for the international community to address the systematic repression to drown out the peaceful citizens´ protests calling for rights, in the face of a lack of food, medicine, … Continue reading Acts of Repression against 16-year-old Rufo Chacón
Como consecuencia del asesinato del Capitán de la Marina Rafael Acosta Arévalo el 29 de junio de 2019, la Alta Comisionada para los Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas, Michelle Bachelet, declaró ayer (1 de julio) su consternación por la muerte y la clara evidencia mostrada de actos de tortura realizados. El capitán de la … Continue reading El HRI exige una investigación transparente de la muerte del capitán de la Marina Rafael Acosta Arévalo.
Navy Captain Rafael Acosta Arévalo (Died as result of torture on June 29th, 2019) In consequence of the assassination of Navy Captain Rafael Acosta Arévalo in June 29th, 2019, the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations, Michelle Bachelet, has stated yesterday (July 1st) her deeply concern not just for the assassination itself, … Continue reading The HRI demands a transparent investigation of the death of the Navy Captain Rafael Acosta Arévalo.
To honor all of the victims that in the past and currently suffer from acts of torture around the world, the Human Rights Institute for Peace and Freedom communicates the importance of addressing this grave violation to Human Rights. Under the Sakharov program of the HRI, the situation and context of each one of the … Continue reading International Day in Support of Victims of Torture