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

Youth Network civil journalism invites to unite

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 Perhaps you've heard about the reregistration of correspondents and participants of the international Youth Human Rights Movement (YHRM), which started in late 2010. It goes step by step, by now it is almost completed in two thematic networks - Youth Network against Racism and Intolerance and the International Network for Students' Rights. Now the reregistration has started in Youth Network of civil journalism. The reregistration for us is only the excuse to launch the networks in new way and find people inside and outside the YHRM, who are interested in change of this world through their texts, photos, video and other materials.

Youth Network of civil journalism was designed the community of people, who are interested in promotion of such issues as human rights and civil society through traditional and new media, protect the values of freedom of speech and the right of access to information, support each other, learn from each other, exchange ideas and tactics for work and are looking for like-minded people.
We invite you to join the Youth Network of citizen journalism.
Now we are rebuilding our mailing list, which will bring together members of the Network (from the correspondents and participants of YHRM) and will allow rapid exchange of information, thoughts and ideas.


YHRM International Secretariat