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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
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 1209
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 1480
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 1003
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 1158
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 1561
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 1885
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 1290
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 1624
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 772
26.10.2012

Germany finally commemorates Roma Victims of the Holocaust

Germany’s Chancellor has finally opened a much-delayed memorial to Roma victims of the Nazi regime. Situated by parliament, it is meant to both commemorate the dead and stress the need to protect the living from hate and prejudice | detail

Visits 1187
26.10.2012

In Memoriam: Rostyslav Dotsenko

The death has been announced of Rostyslav Dotsenko, literary critic, translator, writer and former political prisoner | detail

Visits 919
07.10.2012

Anna Politkovskaya – In Memory

On the 6th anniversary of the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, rallies and remembrance gatherings have taken place in many parts of the world | detail

Visits 1354
29.09.2012

Babi Yar

It is 71 years since the Nazi’s killing of approximately 35 thousand Jewish Ukrainians at Babi Yar, then a ravine on the outskirts of Kyiv | detail

Visits 932
05.08.2012

In Memory

On 5 or 6 August 1942 pedagogue, doctor and writer Janusz Korczak, together with Stefania Wilczyńska and the other staff and 192 children of Dom Sierot na Krochmalnej [the Orphanage on Krochmalna St) were murdered by the Nazis at the Treblinka Death Camp | detail

Visits 965
01.08.2012

In Memoriam: Iryna Stasiv-Kalynets

Iryna Stasiv-Kalynets, poet, artist and former political prisoner has died at the age of 71. Active in the Ukrainian national liberation and human rights movements, she was a person of strong convictions and steadfast commitment. | detail

Visits 1557
22.07.2012

In Memory of the Victims of the Warsaw Ghetto

70 years ago, on 22 July 1942 the Nazis began their monstrous Großaktion Warschau during which up to 300 thousand Jewish men, women and children were sent to the Treblinka Death Camp | detail

Visits 839
20.07.2012

In Memoriam: Vasyl Lisovy

Vasyl Semenovych Lisovy, philosopher and former dissident and political prisoner died on Friday 20 July 2012. He was 75. | detail

Visits 854
24.05.2012

In Memory: Viktor Fedushchak

Human Rights in Russia [HRO] has reported the death of Viktor Fedushchak, the Head of the Lviv Poshuk Society which is part of the International Memorial Society | detail

Visits 941
27.01.2012

In Remembrance

Graves force any normal human being to stop and think. Yet here there are no graves. That means that on the place where an unthinkable crime was perpetrated, reflection must be transformed into particular responsibility, into enduring remembrance of what happened. | detail

Visits 1098
23.12.2011

What words?

What words can bid farewell to a person whose life made it impossible to sink into misanthropic negativity and cynical hopelessness? His – in defence of political prisoners, in affirmation of freedom | detail

Visits 3530
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