“I refused to become a slave of the evil treatment of the government in Eritrea. My rejection has become a crime.”
Hyab’s problems with the regime started when he began working in the Ministry of Education, where he was forced to engage in the government’s illusive political propaganda against his will. Hyab wasn’t willing to compromise and suppress his beliefs and for that he was punished.
On Tuesday the 17th of November we will be celebrating the latest round of our bursary beneficiaries at a special webinar.
The Covid-19 crisis is also a human rights crisis, with most
of our rights under threat in some way or another – and we all have a role to play in protecting them.
This was the message to come out of a recent online panel discussion featuring speakers from Prisoners of Conscience, Amnesty International UK, Front Line Defenders and Human Rights Watch.
Join Prisoners of Conscience, Human Rights Watch, Front Line Defenders and Amnesty International UK for this webinar on how to protect human rights during the Covid pandemic.
International Women’s Day: Prisoners of Conscience urges the corporate sector to do more to protect female human rights defenders
The corporate sector can and should do more to support female human rights defenders, including by fostering new and different relationships with civil society organisations and individuals themselves.
Hear the story of Baran, a persecuted human rights lawyer, in this interview with Victoria Brittain, former associate foreign editor of the Guardian