If challenging times are coming to Russia now, it is the time to pay attention to it, to support civil society groups and activists of Russia, to come together and to prove that the international civil society is alive and common values are more important for it than the borders between our countries.
News on the topic: solidarity
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), which has repeatedly supported Belarusian human rights defenders through the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, is urging us today to support Nabeel Rajab, our colleague from Bahrain, imprisoned for calls in defense of the right to peaceful assembly.
Next week members and partners of the Human Rights House Network representing 100 human rights organizations will meet in Zagreb in Croatia. There will be a vacant chair at all our events. That chair is yours, Ales, and we keep it visible to all where you rightfully should have been today - and as a reminder that you are locked up in prison because of your longstanding, courageous and legitimate human rights work.