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Права Людини в Україні. Інформаційний портал Харківської правозахисної групи
10.06.2009

Testimony of victims of repression must remain

The testimony of prisoners and witnesses of occupying regimes in Western Ukraine are to be documented with the videoed interviews taken of former prisoners being later used in education. | detail

Visits 1418
25.05.2009

Where are the graves?

Do they really hope in the Kremlin that such a law will force everybody to tremble and avoid “indelicate” facts? As if anyone in their right mind would deny the crucial role placed by the USSR in the victory, however the scope of this law is much broader | detail

Visits 1601
15.05.2009

SBU publishes list of some of the Victims of the Terror buried at Bykivnya

The SBU [Security Service] has made public a list with 14,191 names of those whose last earthly remains lie buried in the Bykivnya Forest just outside Kyiv | detail

Visits 1704
08.05.2009

Russian “Justice” still unable to honour the Victims of Katyń

A Moscow court has again upheld the Military Prosecutor’s refusal to consider applications to rehabilitate victims of this terrible crime. There remains one final avenue before Memorial is forced to turn to Strasbourg | detail

Visits 1654
05.05.2009

Unqualified evil and politics

Ask people in any former Soviet republic whether the Holocaust was unqualified evil, few will say no. So why don’t they ask? Why with depressing regularity do we hear the same shouting about “a revival of Nazism”, along with appalling distortions of the truth? | detail

Visits 3528
04.04.2009

Remembrance key to reconciliation

Members of the European Parliament have called on European governments to establish 23 August as a Europe-wide Remembrance Day for the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes | detail

Visits 3113
19.03.2009

Perpetrators of Holodomor named

Ukraine’s Security Service [SBU] has made public an updated list based on its archival material of those directly involved in organizing and carrying out Holodomor | detail

Visits 5189
26.02.2009

Russia «Holodomor was not genocide»

Since the event in Moscow was for the world media’s benefit, here is the report from Associated Press which has since been widely reported in the Ukrainian media | detail

Visits 4520
25.02.2009

Mass murder of Czechoslovakians during Terror in the Zhytomyr region

Czech historian Mechislav Borak has found documents indicating that in 1937-1938 the Soviet punitive bodies executed more than 400 Czechs and Slovaks | detail

Visits 1345
16.02.2009

Baffled as to why Russia doesn’t open up the archives on Holodomor

The Ukrainian Institute for National Remembrance has issued a statement saying that it does not understand why the Russian State Archives are refusing to publish documents relating to the events of 1932-1933 in Ukraine | detail

Visits 2368
04.02.2009

Declassified documents passed to the Polish Institute of National Remembrance

The latest meeting between the SBU and Polish Delegation agreed to sign an Agreement on joint study regarding Holodomor and other forced famines, as well as the political repressions of the totalitarian communist regime | detail

Visits 1222
28.01.2009

SBU promises open access to archives of the Soviet punitive bodies

The Acting Head of the Security Services [SBU], Valentyn Nalyvaichenko has stated that, in accordance with a Presidential Decree from 23 January, all criminal cases initiated by the Soviet punitive bodies from 1917 to 1991 are to be declassified | detail

Visits 1500
25.01.2009

Another grotesquely surreal judgment from a Russian court over Katyń

The judge, in backing the arguments of the Military Prosecutor’s Office, stated that if bodies lie in a common grave with skulls with gunshots, one cannot assert that they were executed, but merely that guns were used | detail

Visits 1702
19.12.2008

Russia blocks UN resolution on Holodomor

Russia’s Ambassador to the UN, Valery Churkin, announced on 18 December that Russia had succeeded in blocking Ukraine’s attempt to have the General Assembly consider and vote on a resolution recognizing Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people | detail

Visits 3308
10.12.2008

Ukrainian Azerbaijanis call for recognition of Holodomor as genocide

Members of the Board of the Representative Office of the World Congress of Azerbaijanis in Ukraine have asked the Milla Mejilis of Azerbaijan to officially recognize Holodomor as “genocide, a crime by the Soviet authorities against Ukrainians.” | detail

Visits 1279
26.11.2008

Author of the term “genocide” used it about Holodomor

Rafael Lemkin’s endeavours to have genocide in the 1948 Convention encompass the crime committed against a social class were thwarted by the Soviet side. Lemkin was however in any case convinced that Holodomor was a “classic example of Soviet genocide” | detail

Visits 3955
22.11.2008

Public statement by the Aegis Trust to mark the 75th Anniversary of Holodomor

Regrettably, the debate over whether or not the Holodomor constitutes genocide often becomes overlaid with political considerations and continues to distract governments and policy makers around the world from simply honouring the memory of its victims – and from reflecting on the lessons it holds for a world in which genocide continues | detail

Visits 2281
22.11.2008

Remembrance Flame for the Victims of Holodomor 1932-1933 in Kyiv

The Remembrance Flame began its journey on 1 April in Australia and over the following months passed through 33 countries, including 6 former Soviet republics: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Armenia and Georgia before arriving in Ukraine at the end of October | detail

Visits 2350
20.11.2008

Open Letter to the President of the Russian Federation

The letter below was written by Yevhen Sverstyuk, President of the Ukrainian PEN Club, writer and former political prisoner to Russia’ President Medvedev with regard to the latter’s refusal to attend Holodomor Remembrance events in Kyiv | detail

Visits 2765
14.11.2008

Medvedev speaks of «so-called” Holodomor

The Russian President claims that Holodomor 1932-1933 is being used for short-term political ends and has refused to take part in the remembrance events this month | detail

Visits 2544
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