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
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
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
It is 69 years today since the liberation by Soviet soldiers of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz.
In Memory: Natalya Gorbanevskaya
Natalya Gorbanevskaya, poet, former Soviet dissident and untiring advocate of human rights, has died in Paris. She was 77
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,
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.
Dmytro Groysman 1972 – 2013
On 5 August our colleague, Dmytro (Dima) Groysman died of a heart attack. He was 41.
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 .
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.
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
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).
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
It is 68 years today since the liberation by Soviet soldiers of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz
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 ,
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.
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. .
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.