An eyewitness to the Turkish invasion, Qamishli resident Farhad Hussein tells IOHR about life in northeastern Syria under the offensive, how it has affected his daily life, and what he thinks of the deal struck between Kurdish forces and the Syrian government.
Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese national and US permanent resident was arrested in Iran in 2015, and accused of spying for the US. He was released in 2019 after the intervention of the Lebanese president.
India’s decision to revoke Article 370 has received drastic responses from the international community and its long-time nemesis, neighbouring Pakistan. Mobile phones and the internet have been effectively blocked leaving the region under a dark cloud of uncertainty. For the second time …
Investigative journalist and filmmaker Benjamin Best exposes the plight of Nepalese migrant workers in Qatar in his latest documentary. “Trapped in Qatar”. He uncovers the death of 1,426 Nepalese workers mainly employed in Qatar’s construction industry racing to build the …
Shiva Mahbobi – Human Rights Advocate, Spokesperson for Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran and former political prisoner speaks out against the Dutch government’s decision to invite Iranian authorities to The Netherlands for talks while other countries call for political prisoners to …
Thirty years after the Tiananmen Square protests, the world except China remembers the brutal crack down on students and activists. Thousands of people lost their lives while demanding democratic reforms. Yang Jianli was one of the students protesting in Beijing. He recalls his …
After years of criticism, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has now recognised the plight of Indigenous Peoples in Canada as an act of genocide. To what extent can the word genocide be used? How can genocide related trauma impact Indigenous communities today? Laith Marouf …
Julie Ward a member of European Parliament shares her efforts to counter human rights violations in Turkey. An advocate for refugees, women’s rights, and freedom of expression Ward explains how she was arrested in Turkey in 2016 as she arrived to attend a conference on human rights in a country where more than 200 journalists […]
The Chinese Government stands accused of ethnic cleansing of the Uyghur people in western China. Over one million people have suffered unlawful detention and forced into re-education camps. The Uyghur community and IOHR protest outside the Chinese Embassy in London against the cultural genocide, persecution and the killing of Uyghurs in China.
Award winning American journalist Lindsey Snell had been living in Turkey before Al Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s former affiliate in Syria kidnapped her in 2016 while reporting in Syria. Upon escaping her captors who held her in a cave prison she returned to Turkey and was jailed and accused of being a CIA agent. She […]
Amnesty Canada joins IOHR and Comedian Maz Jobrani during his tour in Toronto to call on Iran to release Canadian resident Saeed Malekpour jailed since 2008 on fabricated charges. The audience signed petitions and shouted #FreeSaeed
The International Observatory of Human Rights organised a protest outside the Myanmar embassy in London to protest the baseless 7-year sentence given to Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo for breaching the country’s hardline Official Secrets Act while reporting on the genocide committed against the Rohyinga during the military crackdown in Rakhine state.
Helen Lackner, Research Associate at the London Middle East Institute, speaks about the human rights violations in Yemen, the internal and external factors, and the ongoing war making it the world’s worst humanitarian crisis
Iranian-British award-winning journalist Saeed Dehghan who writes for the Guardian describes the “unprecedented level of hopelessness” Iranians are enduring as the US re-imposes sanctions and food prices soar
Ashish Joshi (Sky News Correspondent) – A case of Textbook Ethnic Cleansing the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar Award-winning journalist, Ashish Joshi, shares with IOHR TV his first-hand experience of the humanitarian crisis of the Rohingya people in Myanmar. The horror of the Rohingya experience which raises questions about the role of international civil society in […]
IOHR organised a panel discussion in the UK Parliament to address the mass imprisonment of dual nationals in Iran Hosted by MP Graham Jones, the event featured Iranian dual national guests Maryam Malekpour, sister of detained Canadian citizen Saeed Malekpour, and former prisoner Shiva Mahbobi. Vida Mehrannia, the wife of detained Swedish-Iranian academic on death […]
Wife of Swedish Academic Defends Her Husband on Death Row in Iran Vida Mehrannia, wife of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali sentenced to death on baseless espionage charges in Iran, speaks on the second anniversary of his arrest. She speaks about his forced confession, fabricated charges, deteriorating health, and calls for his release.
IOHR participated in the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy to meet some of the world’s prominent activists, political prisoners and human rights defenders. Among the speakers discussing press freedom, arbitrary detention and future action plans were Asli Erdogan, Maryam Malekpour, Taha Siddiqui, Lam Wing-kee and Maziar Bahari, who IOHR TV were proud […]
Richard Ratcliffe – Speaking on the arbitrary imprisonment of his wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on unfounded charges in Iran. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian dual-national is currently imprisoned on espionage charges in Iran. IOHR TV interviewed her husband, Richard, on the human costs of becoming entangled in the power politics between the UK and Iran.