Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group

A further 100 thousand Crimean Tatars may return

At the present time between 1 and 1.5 thousand Crimean Tatars return each year. Larger numbers will probably depend on conditions in the Central Asian republics to which the Tatars were deported over 62 years ago | detail

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Hundreds of candles lit in memory of deported Crimean Tatars

On Thursday evening activists of the Crimean Tatar Youth Centre organized and took part in a candle ceremony entitled ““Light a candle in your heart” in memory of the mass deportation of Crimean Tatars from the Crimea in May 1944. | detail

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In Memory of the Victims

On the 63rd anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean Tatars ceremonies to honour the victims are to be held today and tomorrow throughout the Crimea | detail

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Monument to the Victims of the Crimean Tatar Deportation unveiled in the Crimea

The unveiling ceremony in the settlement of Mizhvodne was timed to coincide with the 63rd anniversary of the mass deportation of Crimean Tatars which began on 18 May 1944 | detail

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Crimean former dissident and radio broadcaster receives State Honours “For courage”

In Simferopol on 22 February, Viktor Yushchenko personally handed the award “For courage”, First class, to activist of the Crimean Tatar national movement and former dissident Ayshe Seitmuratova. | detail

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Chechnya is today remembering victims of Stalin’s deportation

Chechens are today, 23 February, honouring the memory of those who died as a result of the deportation of the entire Chechen and Ingush population in 1944. Ceremonies have been taking place throughout the day in mosques and in all populated areas of Chechnya. | detail

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Yushchenko plans law on reinstating the rights of those once deported on ethnic grounds

The President believes that passing this law “will clarify the response to such key issues as the status of formerly deported individuals, the procedure for gaining this, as well as regulation through current legislation of such questions as land relations, social compensation, etc. | detail

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Crimean Tatars complain to the Council of Europe that their problems are being ignored

Refat Chubarov has asked the Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg to initiate an investigation by the Council of the issue around the restoration of the rights of the formerly deported Crimean Tatars. | detail

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New draft law would give deported people status to Ukrainians forcibly resettled from Poland

The resettlement took place as a result of artificially provoked antagonism between Poles and Ukrainians on the border region between the two countries in which thousands of civilians from both sides died | detail

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Remembering NADIYA SVITLYCHNA | detail

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In Memoriam: Dina Kaminskaya

Dina Kaminskaya, lawyer and committed human rights activist, who defended many dissidents in the 1960s and 1970s, has died at the age of 87. We join the International Society "Memorial" in expressing our deepest sorrow at her passing. | detail

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Learning to walk upright

Personal reflections on Andrei Sakharov | detail

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It is 62 years today, 18 May, since the Crimean Tatars were forcibly deported from the Crimea to Siberia and Central Asia

A Day of Remembrance and Mourning for the victims of the deportation. | detail

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Somebody had to come out first on Maidan

An impassioned reminder to us all about those who came out onto Maidan in Soviet times and who, with their courage and refusal to be cowered, "created a civic society and laid the foundations for independence" | detail

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In Memory of the Victims of the Solovky embarkation point

The Sandarmokh Cossack Cross and a call to pay tribute to the victims of Soviet Terror whose unmarked graves lie in Sandarmokh and on Solovky. | detail

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Brief biography of Yuri Murashov

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In Memoriam: Yuri Murashov

On 1 September 2005, our friend and colleague, Yuri Murashov, Chairperson of the Ukrainian Committee “Helsinki-90”, of the all-Ukrainian Society of Political Prisoners and Victims of Repression, and Deputy of the Podilsk District Council, was tragically killed in an accident | detail

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I am happy because it has been my good fortune to be in charge of a worthy task!

Monument “To the Slaughtered Sons and Daughters of Ukraine” in the Sandarmokh Clearing (Karelia) | detail

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