10.07.07 | Nikolai Kozyrev
We publish an address given by human rights defender Nikolay Kozyrev to the Civic Regional Assembly Forum in Luhansk on 23 June
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
24.06.07 | Stephen Komarnyckyj
From the coordinator of the UK-based Holodomor.org.uk site, campaigning for the UK to recognise Holodomor as an act of genocide. It is indeed unseemly to hide behind alleged “disputes among academics” when asked to respond to a tragedy and injustice of the magnitude of Holodomor.
On 21 June the Council of Europes Committee for the Prevention of Torture published its report on its visit to Ukraine in 2005, together with the response of the Ukrainian Government
16.06.07 | Halya Coynash
One of the “Anti-Crisis” Coalitions staggering appointments – that of ex-Deputy from the Communist Party Olha Ginsburg to head the State Archive Committee – took on a sinister note this week when Ms Ginsburg spoke out in favour of classifying documents about communist repressions
It was members of Odessas Memorial Society and organizations for former victims of repression who succeeded in establishing that the remains of up to six thousand people are those of victims of political repression. It is believed that the mass executions took place in 1937.
14.06.07 | Oleksandr Bukalov
The author considers how much real control the public have over what goes on in penal institutions. He points to obvious failings and clear reluctance on the part of the State Department for the Execution of Sentences to cooperate with civic society. He presents serious proposals and invites wide discussion.
11.06.07 | Oleksy Svyetikov
Curious details regarding regional variations in how forthcoming (or otherwise) the authorities are with information, even when this is on a statistical form and when it takes much more trouble to remove it than to simply answer the question ..
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