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Section: Victims of Communism (USA)

    Enemies of the United Nations, from Stalin to Putin
    Feb10

    Enemies of the United Nations, from Stalin to Putin

    In the aftermath of the Second World War, vast swathes of Europe and Asia lay devastated. Some seventy million people – soldiers and civilians – had died in the conflict. Twenty seven million of the dead had been Soviet citizens, mostly killed in the war against Nazi Germany. American, British, and French policymakers, seeking to build a stable...

    This Crimean Tatar Activist Survived Stalin—But Not Putin
    Dec23

    This Crimean Tatar Activist Survived Stalin—But Not Putin

    Vedzhie Kashka was 82 years old. She was a child when the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin sent his NKVD to the Crimean Peninsula to deport the entire Crimean Tatar minority to Central Asia—and to kill anyone who resisted. She spent much of her adult life urging the Brezhnev-era bureaucracy to allow her people to return home. Last month, she was...

    December 8th, 2017
    Dec16

    December 8th, 2017

    CAMBODIA Cambodia Calls On US To Reconsider Visa Restrictions, Despite Ongoing Crackdown RFA Cambodia’s government on Thursday urged the U.S. to reconsider visa restrictions announced in response to an ongoing crackdown against the political opposition and freedom of expression, but maintained that the move would not influence the internal...

    November 28th, 2017
    Dec01

    November 28th, 2017

    CHINA Beijing Hinders Free Speech in America Wang Dan, NYT I spent nearly seven years in a Chinese prison for being a leader of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. I was freed in 1998, and the Chinese government let me leave the country. I chose to go to the United States, where I could freely speak my mind without fear of being thrown in prison....

    November 27th, 2017
    Nov28

    November 27th, 2017

    CAMBODIA Hun Sen Launches Attack On Cambodian Centre For Human Rights Liam Cochrane, ABC News Australia Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen—who was installed into power by Vietnam and survives largely due to Chinese funding—has continued his anti-foreigner attacks, this time targeting a major human rights organisation. Sen says the CCHR...

    Members of Congress Announce Victims of Communism Caucus
    Nov07

    Members of Congress Announce Victims of Communism Caucus

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 7, 2017 **MEDIA ADVISORY** MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ANNOUNCE VICTIMS OF COMMUNISM CAUCUS Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Dennis Ross (R-FL), and Chris Smith (R-NJ) have announced the formation of the Victims of Communism Caucus for the 115th Congress (2017-2019). The Victims of Communism Caucus...

    October 26th, 2017
    Nov02

    October 26th, 2017

    CAMBODIA Cambodia’s King Sihamoni OKs Divisive Laws to Reallocate Opposition Parliamentary Seats RFA Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni has approved a set of controversial amendments to the country’s electoral law, paving the way for the dissolution of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and the reallocation of...

    October 24th, 2017
    Nov02

    October 24th, 2017

    BELARUS Human Rights Activist Searched, Questioned At Belarus Border Belsat.eu Anisiya Kazlyuk, a volunteer for the human rights center Viasna, was detained by Belarusian border guards on October 22 after participating in the human rights forum in Vilnius. She was kept at the border crossing for several hours. The guards carefully inspected...

    Memorial’s Plight in Putin’s Russia
    Nov02

    Memorial’s Plight in Putin’s Russia

    Any discussion of the documentation of the crimes of the Soviet Union will inevitably involve Memorial, a Russian organization dedicated to uncovering and archiving the crimes of the Soviet Union. With a database of over 2.65 million names of the victims of Soviet repression, Memorial is the foremost authority in Russia on the lives and stories...

    Old Wounds, New Memorials: the Last Address Project
    Nov01

    Old Wounds, New Memorials: the Last Address Project

    Walking through Moscow, you may pass by a small steel plaque no larger than your hand. These plaques are affixed to apartment buildings and bear nothing more than a few dates and a name. The dates do not recall some world-famous event. They are the dates of the birth, death, arrest, and rehabilitation of political prisoners. The names are not...

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