2021 December

31 Dec: Russia: Joint Statement on Court Decisions to Liquidate Memorial

(Source: EEAS) 

The following joint statement was issued by the European Union, the United States of America, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

We deplore the decisions by two Russian courts to forcibly close International Memorial and the Memorial Human Rights Center. For more than three decades, Memorial has fulfilled a unique role in documenting historical crimes and recovering for posterity the memory of the tens of millions of victims of political repression in the country. Memorial has also advocated tirelessly for the protection of human rights in Russia, exposing appalling abuses, including in the North Caucasus, and maintaining a …