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Human Rights Commissioner calls for death penalty against Iranian pastor to be lifted

Sep 29, 2011 | GermanyUN

According to various sources, Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been sentenced to death for apostasy (abandonment of religious belief). An Iranian court has requested the clergyman to recant his Ch...

Your vote for the logo, your vote for human rights!

Aug 26, 2011 | GermanyUN

15,375 logo suggestions from over 190 countries – that is the result of the submission phase of the global online competition “A Logo for Human Rights.”

Foreign Minister Westerwelle: “A historic moment for Libya and the world”

Aug 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

“What’s happening right now in Libya – the triumph of freedom over a despot – will not remain without consequences for the region itself as well as for the wider world” “In this situation it’s vita...

Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle: a fresh start is needed in Syrian politics

Aug 18, 2011 | GermanyUN

In spite of all the appeals made to it, the regime in Damascus continues to unrelentingly stifle the legitimate demands of the people of Syria with violence, torture, and mass arrests. This goes against all obligations of morality and international law.

Syria: Germany, France und UK call for President Assad to step aside

Aug 18, 2011 | GermanyUN

Violence in Syria must stop now. Like other Arab peoples during recent months, the Syrians demand that their rights to liberty, dignity and to choose freely their leaders be recognised. We will continue to work with the Syrian people, countries in the region and our international partners, with a central role for the United Nations, to support their demands and achieve a peaceful and democratic transition.