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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

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.

What you can do:

  • Organize or take part in actions of solidarity with the participants of the ecological camp and in remembrance actions for the slained antifascist in your town or country.

  • Organize or take part in solidarity actions with the demand of a thorough and open investigation of the assault and its circumstances and a just punishment of the attackers (for example actions in front of the embassies etc.);

  • Send a letter to the Office of Public Prosecutor of the Russian Federation with the demand to take under special control the investigation of the attack on participants of the ecological camp and to officially recognize the ideological character of the attack;

  • Render financial support to the participants of the ecocamp (to help the injured people, the relatives of Ilya etc.) Donations can be sent through electronic pay systems.

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  • Continue fighting against fascism in your cities and countries!

We appeal to antifascists and other civil activists and call to them to continue the fight, and to show every day through their actions, that another world is possible!

If you want for the information about your actions to be published on the site of the solidarity actions, send it to following address: