We report on our survey of how the Covid pandemic continues to affect prisoners of conscience disproportionately. Ordinary people in hiding in their countries or having fled to countries such as the United Kingdom, following their acts of conscience to try to uphold their, and our, human rights. Key effects Read more…
Sara*, a Kurdish journalist and political activist, has routinely been subject to persecution at the hands of the Turkish authorities due to her Kurdish ethnicity, Alevi faith, political activism and journalism.
Prisoners of Conscience teams up with the Big Give Christmas Challenge again this year to double the impact of donations made between 1 and 8 December 2020 to our Wings of Hope Campaign.
“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.
Eric, former PoC beneficiary and Rwandan journalist living in exile, vouches for Rusesabagina’s heroism, patriotism and compassion, urging the international community to do more to secure Rusesabagina’s immediate release.