Freedom of Speech

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. … read more

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! … read more

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, … read more