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Declaration of Dissidents for Universal Human Rights

September 26, 2011

“We, former prisoners of conscience, dissidents, victims of torture, persecution, and repression, fighters for freedom, democracy and the dignity of all human beings, gathered here at United Nations Headquarters in New York City, on 22 September 2011, do hereby declare:…… ”

via We Have A Dream.

“Signed on this 22nd day of September, 2011, at the opening of the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly, for the We Have A Dream: Global Summit Against Discrimination and Persecution.


Yang Jianli, Former Chinese political prisoner, founder of Initiatives for China

Ahmad Batebi, Former Iranian political prisoner

Fidel Suarez Cruz, Cuban dissident and former prisoner

John Dau, Survivor of war in Sudan and founder of John Dau Foundation

Rebiya Kadeer, Uyghur dissident and former political prisoner in China

Grace Kwinjeh, Zimbabwean dissident and torture victim

Berta Antunez, Women’s rights activist in Cuba with Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White)

Adeeb Yousif, Darfur human rights activist

Jacqueline Kasha, Ugandan activist for LGBT rights, recipient of Martin Ennals 2011 Human Rights Defenders Prize

Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi, Iranian human rights ctivist


Witnessed by:


Prof. Irwin Cotler, Canadian MP, former Minister of Justice & Attorney General, McGill U. law professor, international human rights lawyer, counsel to prisoners of conscience

David Lowe, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs, National Endowment of Democracy

Ambassador Alfred H. Moses, Chair of UN Watch

Katrina Lantos Swett, President of Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice

Philippe Robinet, French publisher of human rights testimonies

Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch

John Suarez, Directorio

Human Rights Foundation

Viet Tan”

Posted September 29, 2011 by arnoneumann in Human Rights, UN

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