Speaking truth to power

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

UN TESTIMONY

China

Denise Ho

Award-winning Hong Kong singer, actress, pro-democracy and LGBTQ rights activist,

China

Frances Hui

First Hong Kong democracy activist to win political asylum in US.

China

Jewher Ilham

Uyghur human rights activist and daughter of Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti.

North Korea

Choi Jae-Hoon

North Korean defector and human rights activist.

Afghanistan

Soomaya Javadi

Afghan Hazara activist who fled Kabul after the 2021 Taliban takeover.

China

Yang Jianli

Leading Chinese dissident and democracy activist.

DRC

Rebecca Kabuo

Congolese human rights activist and former teenage prisoner of conscience.

North Korea

Joo-il Kim

North Korean defector and former army officer.

North Korea

Dasun Kim

Human Rights activist focused on North Korea.

North Korea

Jeong-ah Kim

North Korea survivor, activist, and head of Rights for Female North Koreans (RFNK)

Syria

Hadeel Kouki

Exiled Syrian human rights activist and former prisoner.

Russia

Andrey Kurkov

Ukraine’s most famous novelist, author of “Diary of an Invasion” on Russia’s war.

Venezuela

Mitzy Ledezma

Wife of Caracas mayor and Venezuelan dissident, Antonio Ledezma

North Korea

Il Lim

North Korean defector and former slave laborer.

China

Anastasia Lin

Chinese-Canadian actress, beauty queen and human rights activist.

Venezuela

Zair Mundaray

Exiled Venezuelan former senior prosecutor and academic.

Maldives

Mohamed Nasheed

First democratically-elected president of the Maldives, victim of a coup.

Iran

Marina Nemat

Former Iranian prisoner of conscience and victim of sexual abuse.

Russia

Zhanna Nemtsova

Russian journalist and democracy activist, daughter of Boris Nemtsov.

Burundi

Ketty Nivyabandi

Exiled Burundi human rights defender and social justice advocate.

UN Watch