Analytics and Interview

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’.
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.
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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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.
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.
«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


Youth Human Rights Movement

New website of the Youth Network against Racism and Intolerance

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The new website of the Youth Network against Racism and Intolerance that was under construction, is working now – It offers more opportunities for the development and realization of new ideas. We also hope, that it has become more convenient for users.
On the new website you can learn more about the history of the Youth Network’s establishment, about its basic principles, its actual life, i.e. about main directions and problems of the Youth Network, and a little about the people it consists of. There is also a section for announcements and news on the website, concerning not only the life of the Youth Network, but also friends, partners and events that we are interested in.
So, we invite everybody to join us in filling our new website with fresh and important news, as well as to join the Youth Network against Racism and Intolerance itself. For further information about these topics, please visit the section How to join us.
The new website of the Youth Network against Racism and Intolerance –
The Youth Network against Racism and Intolerance – is a thematic network and is part of the International Youth Human Rights Movement that unites people, civil groups and organizations engaged in non-violent racism and intolerance counteraction.

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