Speakers

Political Prisoners

Irwin Cotler

International Chair of Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, former Minister of Justice & Attorney General of Canada

Vietnam

Dang Xuan Dieu

Vietnamese dissident, just freed after 6 years in prison

Turkey

Can Dündar

Leading Turkish journalist arrested and forced into exile for his brave reporting

The Philippines

Chito Gascon

Chair of the Human Rights Commission of the Philippines

Saudi Arabia

James Jones

Emmy-winning documentary-maker, producer of Saudi Arabia Uncovered

Tibet

Nyima Lhamo

Tibetan activist and niece of religious leader Tenzin Delek Rinpoche

Human Rights

Alfred Moses

Chair of UN Watch, former U.S. Ambassador to Romania, Special Presidential Envoy for the Cyprus Conflict, Special Counsel to President Jimmy Carter

Russia

Zhanna Nemtsova

Journalist, founder of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom

Iran

Taghi Rahmani

Journalist, former Iranian political prisoner, and husband of jailed human rights activist Narges Mohammadi

Iraq

Shirin

Freed Yazidi sex slave of ISIS, author of ‘I Remain a Daughter of the Light’

Presenter

Astrid Thors

Finnish politician and former OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities