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26.05.2014

Russian human rights defender and Italian journalist killed in Donbas

60-year-old Andrei Mironov was a member of the Memorial Human Rights Centre and a former Soviet political prisoner. Andrea Rocchelli was 30 years old and had a baby daughter. Both men were seeking to talk with ordinary people in Slovyansk, show how their lives were being torn apart by the ongoing troubles | detail

Visits 1932
07.05.2014

In Memory: Yelena Ryabinina

We mourn with all her friends and colleagues the passing of Lena Ryabinina who was for well over 10 years tireless advocate for political refugees from Central Asia | detail

Visits 1255
21.02.2014

In Remembrance of those who died on Maidan

Information about unarmed protesters who died, most from bullets aimed at them by Berkut snipers. Please share the information and photos of people, some very young, whom the government labelled "terrorists" and "extremists" and killed | detail

Visits 13795
27.01.2014

In Remembrance

It is 69 years today since the liberation by Soviet soldiers of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. | detail

Visits 1014
29.11.2013

In Memory: Natalya Gorbanevskaya

Natalya Gorbanevskaya, poet, former Soviet dissident and untiring advocate of human rights, has died in Paris. She was 77 | detail

Visits 895
28.09.2013

Babi Yar September 1941

In Memory of over 33 thousand Jewish men, women and children murdered at Babi Yar in Kyiv on 29 – 30 September 72 years ago, | detail

Visits 1018
07.08.2013

In Memory: Dmytro Groysman

Over nearly three years Dima Groysman had faced 72 court hearings, had had to defend himself against idiotic charges and live in constant stress given the total unpredictability of the judicial system and of those with ways of influencing it. | detail

Visits 2343
06.08.2013

Dmytro Groysman 1972 – 2013

On 5 August our colleague, Dmytro (Dima) Groysman died of a heart attack. He was 41. | detail

Visits 1883
10.07.2013

Volyn 1943: In Remembrance

Instead of seeking political mileage by asking Poland’s parliament to condemn "Ukrainian nationalists", the Regions Party MPs should have called on their own President to change his mind and join Polish President Komorowski on 14 July in remembering both Polish and Ukrainian victims . | detail

Visits 2000
18.05.2013

Remembrance and Vigil

On the 69th anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars from their homeland, we join Crimean Tatars in remembering the Victims of a terrible crime. This year, however, the cynical actions of the authorities make vigilance and attention from beyond the Crimea vital. | detail

Visits 1578
19.04.2013

In Memory: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

It is seventy years today since the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising when between 200 and 500 poorly armed Polish Jews confronted the Germans, determined to die fighting, defending honour and dignity | detail

Visits 985
20.03.2013

In Memoriam: Petro Rozumny 17.03.1926 – 20.03.2013

The death has been announced of Petro Rozumny, teacher, former political prisoner and member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group (all members of which were subjected to persecution by the Soviet regime). | detail

Visits 1306
28.01.2013

In Memory: Human Rights Defender Valery Abramkin

Valery Abramkin, a former political prisoner, was co-founder of the Moscow Centre for Prison Reform (together with Andrei Sakharov) and worked tirelessly to promote prisoners’ rights and reform of the penitentiary system | detail

Visits 819
27.01.2013

In Remembrance

It is 68 years today since the liberation by Soviet soldiers of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz | detail

Visits 946
19.01.2013

Stas Markelov and Nastya Barburova

Meetings were held in Russia, Ukraine and doubtless other countries today, 19 January, in memory of human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Barburova murdered in Moscow on 19 January 2009 , | detail

Visits 1334
13.01.2013

In Memory: Mykhailo Horyn

Mykhailo Horyn, former dissident and political prisoner, human rights defender and civic and political figures passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning. He was eighty two. | detail

Visits 1409
12.01.2013

Champion of human rights in Russia Yury Schmidt dies

Yury Schmidt, defence lawyer for Mikhail Khodorkovsky and very very many victims of political persecution in Russia has died in St Petersburg. His courage and commitment was vital in recent years and his death is a great blow. . | detail

Visits 1036
24.11.2012

Light a Candle in Memory of the Victims of Holodomor

On Saturday, 24 November 2012 please join in remembering the millions of men, women and children in Ukraine and Kuban who were starved to death during the man-made famine known as Holodomor 1932-1933. | detail

Visits 1339
20.11.2012

Boris Strugatsky 14.04.1933 - 19.11.2012

One of the sanest voices in Putin’s Russia, the renowned science fiction writer Boris Strugatsky has died in St Petersburg. He was 79. | detail

Visits 616
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