Venezuela

Diego Arria

Former Venezuelan Ambassador to the UN and President of the Security Council

Malawi

Memory Banda

Leading Malawian rights activist fighting to end child marriage

Pakistan

Peter Bhatti

Brother of Pakistani Minister who was assassinated for supporting Asia Bibi

Vietnam

Dennis Chau

Rights activist and son of Vietnamese political prisoner

Political Prisoners

Irwin Cotler

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

Hong Kong

Denise Ho

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and award-winning singer and actress (by video)

China

Jewher Ilham

Author, rights activist, and daughter of Uyghur scholar sentenced to life in prison for promoting peace

China

Yang Jianli

Chinese dissident, former political prisoner, Tiananmen Square massacre survivor and President of Initiatives for China

Democratic Republic of Congo

Rebecca Kabuo

Congolese rights activist named the world’s youngest Prisoner of Conscience

Saudi Arabia

Elham Manea

Professor of Middle East affairs and family spokesperson for Raif Badawi

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

Venezuela

Rosa Orozco

Mother of student protester murdered by the Venezuelan National Guard

Qatar

Pete Pattisson

Award-winning investigative journalist on labor exploitation in Qatar

Presenter

Brandon Silver

Director of Policy & Projects at the Raoul Wallenberg Centre

Russia

Lyubov Sobol

Russian opposition leader and prominent social media influencer