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Section: Victims of Communism (USA)

    Why Didn’t Communism Have Its Nuremberg?
    Mar20

    Why Didn’t Communism Have Its Nuremberg?

    Everyone is familiar with the Nuremberg Trials that were convened in 1945 to prosecute the crimes of Nazi Germany. The trials served as a final day of reckoning for the violent and destructive Nazi ideology that had wreaked havoc on Europe for more than a decade. Considering how deadly the ideology of communism proved to be in Eastern Europe,...

    Fourth Time’s the Charm: Four Things to Know About Russia’s Upcoming Election
    Mar12

    Fourth Time’s the Charm: Four Things to Know About Russia’s Upcoming Election

    Russians head to the polls on March 18 to elect their next president. Vladimir Putin is certain to win a fourth term in office; the only thing to left to be decided is the margin of his victory. The incumbent president has already spent nearly two decades in power—longer than Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. Leading up to the election, here are...

    February 20th, 2018
    Mar06

    February 20th, 2018

    BELARUS Prosecutor Seeks Four-Year Prison Sentence For Belarusian Activist RFE/RL The state prosecutor has asked a Belarusian court to sentence an activist who took part in protests against a law obliging the unemployed to pay taxes on “social parasites” to four years in prison. Svyataslau Baranovich, who was charged with attacking a police...

    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 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...

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