Analytics and Interview

22.01.2015
On 16 January 2015 late in the evening the website of the Ministry of Justice published a statement that the NGO Committee Against Torture had been added to the register of non-profit organizations designated as ‘foreign agents’.
22.05.2014
Tanya Lokshina is the Russia program director at Human Rights Watch and Honorary Participant of International Youth Human Rights Movement: As the crisis in Ukraine escalated this spring, the Kremlin’s vicious crackdown on civil society also escalated. Space for independent civic activity in Russia is shrinking dramatically, but international policymakers and the media have been understandably too distracted to do much about it. Since early spring, it seems as though every week brings a new pernicious law or legislative proposal.
28.11.2013
Earlier this year, the correspondent of Youth Human Rights Movement from Germany Jakob Stürmann interviewed Konstantin Baranov, member of the Coordination Council of the International Youth Human Rights Movement. They discussed so called “law against homosexual propaganda” and the overall situation of LGBT in Russia.  

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CIVIL NEWS

24.05.2016
Oleg Sentsov, Olexander Kolchenko, Hennadiy Afanasiev and Oleksiy Chyrniy have been held in Russian jails for two years already under fabricated charges of ‘terrorism’. We consider it being necessary to express solidarity with those who are persecuted due to their pro-Ukrainian views, civic stand and desire for freedom in Russia-annexed Crimea.
07.02.2015
Helsinki Committee of Armenia has published “Human Rights in Armenia 2014” Annual Report. The report reflects on the Right to Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association, Torture, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, Political Persecutions, Freedom of Conscience and Religion, The Rights of the Child, Protection of Labor Rights.
03.02.2015
«We have a few questions for you,» a border guard told Sinaver Kadyrov, a Crimean Tatar activist, at the Armyansk checkpoint in northern Crimea on Jan. 23. Kadyrov was on his way to Kherson, in southern Ukraine, to fly to Turkey for medical treatment. It was the beginning of an ordeal that ended with a local court expelling him from Crimea, his home of almost 25 years.

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority It is time to sit back and reflect.

Mark Twain

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Distribution of information: “Informal education and enlightenment in the Civil sector”

In cooperation with Youth Human Rights Movement and the organisation „Young Europe“ Free University started up the newsletter “Informal education and enlightenment in the Civil sector”. Hereby we want to invite you to affiliate yourself with this initiative.
This newsletter is intended for these who want to study further (mainly young civil activists), dealing with different issues that vary from human rights, actions for the protection of common interests, informal education, intercultural dialogue and freedom activism to the art of writing well-composed texts (in this case literal texts) and social work. These who would like to educate theirselves in issues of methods can participate in seminars, long-term internal or external programs, probation periods as well as in public lectures and contests which take place in Russia, the countries of the CIS and others all over the world.

Preparation for the European week of actions against racism in Football

The greatest campaign of football associations for resistance actions against racism and the by-going discrimination will be started in the course of this week.

For eight successful seasons the network “Football Against Racism in Europe” (FARE) already coordinates actions against racism and discrimination in the sport and in its context in whole Europe. From the 17th to the 30th October 2007 the bigger part of the European football “family” from 38 different countries will join hands (and heads) against racism and discrimination.

Youth and society: what do we want, what can we do?

Regular meeting of Youth discussion club took place in educational hall "Sputnik" ("Satellite") in 20 of August 2007. The meeting was organized by Youth Human Rights Group – Povolzh'e and Lit Club of N. Novgorod.

The screening of the film "Zabriskie point" (1969, M. Antonioni) became reason for discussion. This film is an illustration of that time that a portrait of American youth generation of ending 60-th and there is the flash of student activity took place. American students striked for freedom and rights, but not only for his own. Bright example of its in movie is meeting of group for protection of human rights for Black and more than half of gathered there were white.   On
the one hand heroes were lonely and didn't know what they want; on the other hand they were reckless, resolute and ready for activity.

Was the checking of eye-sight successful?

The group of young people gathered near the building of the Federal Registration Service (FRS) in Nizhny Novgorod in 16 of Augest 2007. About 20 activists wearing white smocks and holding banners expressed a protest to closing their orginazation – International Youth Human Rights Movement. Police didn’t try to prevent action.

The following slogans were in banners: “Human rights can’t be closed – idea can’t be banned”, “Freedom of assotiatins”, “Do you see us now?”

Sometimes “ophthalmologists” showed for civil servants of FRS the “eye chart” where the full name of YHRM was written.
After a while stuff of FRS came out and suggested activists to enter the building to negotiate. New head of FRS I. Berdnocova showed irritation and said: “It’s nothing here to negotiate”.

You’re hero, aren’t you?

In 10 of August first meeting – discussion “Heroism and heroic deed. Death approach ” took place in Nizhny Novgorod. It was organized by Youth Human Right Group – Povolz’e, Movement “Young Europe” and Literary Club.
This format of developments is the part of enlightenment program of YHRG – Povolzh’e. For us is the place for meeting and consolidation for young activists as in civil , as in literary spheres.
Theme of relationships of person and system in works of V. Pelevin was discussed , writings of young authors were read out about phantom or reality of expectations and feelings, availability for activity and for changing. There were a lot contradictory opinions, but only for one question there were no arguing: these questions are to be answered, to be thought about. These questions are to find answers and to make decisions.

Appeal to antifascists, civil activists and all those who are not indifferent…

On July 21st, around five o'clock in the morning, a group of 15-20 Nazi-skinheads attacked an ecological anti-nuclear camp near Angarsk (Irkutsk region, Russia), organized by the movement "Rainbow Keepers" and libertarian organization "Autonomous action".


The attackers were armed with armature, baseball bats and pneumatic guns. At the same time they shouted insults, against antifascists. Eight people from the camp were taken to the hospital with injuries of various degrees. A camp-participant antifascist Ilya Borodaenko from the city of Nakhodka died on the spot from his wounds. One more participant of the camp is still in a critical condition.


Statements of the victims unambiguously show that the crime was committed by nazi-skinheads on ideological motives.


This crime (as well as all other crimes of neo-Nazi) should not stay unpunished. The further development of this case also depends on us.

Appeal to antifascists, civil activists and all those who are not indifferent…

On July 21st, around five o'clock in the morning, a group of 15-20 Nazi-skinheads attacked an ecological anti-nuclear camp near Angarsk (Irkutsk region, Russia), organized by the movement "Rainbow Keepers" and libertarian organization "Autonomous action".

 

The attackers were armed with armature, baseball bats and pneumatic guns. At the same time they shouted insults, against antifascists. Eight people from the camp were taken to the hospital with injuries of various degrees. A camp-participant antifascist Ilya Borodaenko from the city of Nakhodka died on the spot from his wounds. One more participant of the camp is still in a critical condition.

 

 

Statements of the victims unambiguously show that the crime was committed by nazi-skinheads on ideological motives.

 

 

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