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06.03.2017Blogger fined for saying the USSR invaded Poland in 1939 takes Russia to Court in Strasbourg

Halya Coynash

Russian blogger Vladimir Luzgin has asked the European Court of Human Rights to defend his right to state quite correctly that both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union invaded Poland in 1939.  … читати далі

13.09.2016Ukraine’s Government Proposes to Ban Import of ‘anti-Ukrainian’ Books from Russia

Halya Coynash

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has tabled a draft law proposing that books imported from Russia be checked for any ‘anti-Ukrainian’ content.  … читати далі

02.09.2016Free Ilmi Umerov! Stop Political Terror in the Crimea!

Statement of the Ukrainian Center of the International PEN

The Ukrainian Center of the International PEN expresses the gravest concern over the critical health condition of IlmiUmerov, … читати далі

22.08.2016Deutsche Welle is continuing to mislead the public about Russia’s Crimea land-grab

Halya Coynash

Internationally recognized borders are not re-drawn by armed annexations.  This is certainly understood by Germany’s leaders and it is baffling that the German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle constantly presents a rather different picture.  … читати далі

22.08.2016Grave Fears for Crimean Tatar leader in Psychiatric Clinic for Saying Russia must Leave Crimea

Halya Coynash

Family members have reported a sharp deterioration in the health of Ilmi Umerov, the Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis [representative assembly] who has been forcibly confined to a psychiatric clinic in Simferopol. … читати далі

14.09.2015Prominent Russians warn of mounting political terror, demand release of Sentsov & Kolchenko

Halya Coynash

How do you react to 20- & 10-year politically motivated sentences? If you’re Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko, by singing Ukraine’s national anthem! … читати далі

03.09.2015Remembering Vasyl Stus, a voice raised against tyranny

On September 4, 2015 it will be 30 years since the death in the Perm-36 labour camp of Vasyl Stus, the Ukrainian poet and human rights defender, … читати далі