Current guests 2018

Chomani works mainly focuses on the situation of Kurdish minorities in Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. In Iraqi Kurdistan, he has long been considered a politically inconvenient commentator. Link to Press release

Death threats against guest of the Hamburg Foundation for Politically Persecuted Persons Link to Press release

Tomislav Kezarovski from Makedonija: Until mid 2013, the journalist Kezarovski worked for the newspaper Nova Makedonija. Then, the reporter fell victim to a scheme by the state authorities for his investigative researches. Link to Press release

NN – Two scientists from Turkey: The post-doctoral fellows signed the petition “For Peace“ initiated by Turkish academics and were dismissed from their positions shortly after. As is the case with other university employees, they are now facing legal proceedings due to “propaganda for a terrorist organization“.

Aleksei Bobrovnikov from the Ukraine: Due to his research on an extensive smuggling and money laundering network in the unstable eastern regions of the Ukraine, the print media and TV journalist (36) finds himself in mortal danger.

Nur Nobi Dulal from Bangladesh As a blogger, writer and filmmaker, he has been campaigning for the freedom of speech and women’s rights, while criticizing religious suppression and terrorism for years. For this reason, he is being threatened by Islamists and the government.
Link to Press Release

Humayro Bakhtiyar, Tajikistan – Her research works brought Humayro Bakhtiyar to the attention of the Tajik intelligence. Her phone was tapped and her Facebook account hacked.
Link to Press Release

32 years Hamburg Foundation for Politically Persecuted People

The Hamburg Foundation supports politically

persecuted people who, be­cause of advocating

democracy, freedom and human rights,

find them­selves in a dangerous, often life-threatening

situation in their native countries.