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.
Paul Rusesabagina, the humanitarian whose story of bravery and compassion was told in the movie ‘Hotel Rwanda’, was abducted from Dubai over a month ago and is being held in Rwanda without proper medical treatment or access to his family appointed lawyers.
“But the night before the meeting, at around midnight, a group of armed men wearing civilian clothes came to my house to arrest me. They forced my door open, telling me they would kill me if I didn’t obey.”