Charges Against Journalist Continue

The Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus has decided this week to continue investigating the criminal case against Andrzej Poczobut until November 21st. Poczobut, a a Polish-Belarusian minority activist and journalist for the Gazeta Wyborcza, faces a prison sentence in Belarus of more than seven years for "libeling the President." Poczobut has published…

The Regime Has Crossed the Red Line

Official Statement from UCSJ's NGO Partner For Human Rights Moscow-- The criminal case against Sergey Udaltsov and other “heroes” of NTV propagandistic films shows that the current regime in Russia has crossed the red line from being a simply repressive violator of democratic principles to a totalitarian one. The absurdity of accusations,…

Russia Moves to Broaden Definition of High Treason

"MOSCOW — Russia’s lower house of Parliament on Friday unanimously approved amendments substantially broadening the legal definition of high treason, so it applies not only to acts that jeopardize state security but also to those that undermine 'constitutional order, sovereignty, and territorial and state integrity.' Another proposed change would allow…

Sergei Magnitsky

UCSJ: Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union The Voice of Emigration, Jewish Survival, and Human Rights in the Former Soviet Union Since 1970   June 13, 2012 Dear Member of Congress, We are religious and human rights organizations which work together on issues of international importance and today we are…