UCSJ STATEMENT

The Deputy Ministry of Culture of Ukraine informed us that the Ministry did not do anything since 1994 US-Agreement for the cultural heritage protection and preservation since the 1994 Agreement  was signed.  Considering the all troubles we have faced for so many years because of refusing by the State Central…

UCSJ REPORT: 2017 UKRAINE ANTISEMITISM REPORT

Manifestations of Antisemitism in Ukraine Monitoring results from January-June 2017   Vyacheslav Likhachev   Violence   There were no known cases of violence on the grounds of antisemitism in January-June 2017. There was one physical confrontation on the grounds of antisemitism, which is described below; however, as it did not…

UCSJ: Meylakh Sheykhet responded to my posting of the 7/30/17 Jerusalem Post article, “Antisemitic Graffiti Targets WZO in Ukraine”

Meylakh Sheykhet responded to my posting of the 7/30/17 Jerusalem Post article, "Antisemitic Graffiti Targets WZO in Ukraine".  WZO is the World Zionist Organization.         Meylakh writes:  "The WZO is little-known in Ukraine, so how come the anti-semitic graffiti mentions them?          "It is true that mass graves and Jewish cemeteries are…

UCSJ UPDATE

We had a great result on July 12th.  With much support of Deputy Y. Shuchevich, his assistance in the Ukrainian parliament (in Ukrainian, Verkhovna Rada), lawyers for UCSJ and I successfully brought to the parliament's Committee of Culture and Conscience's attention the illegal clauses inserted in the proposed chances to…

Ukraine Report

 For those of you who still don't know, our colleague Judy Patkin is an amazing person.  Involved for 40+ years, she transitioned her Boston Action for Soviet Jewry office from advocacy for refuseniks and Prisoners for Zion to assisting needy Jews in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova.  Henry Gerber and I…

UCSJ REPORT: HATE CRIMES IN THE UKRAINE

  Congress of National Communities of Ukraine National Minority Rights Monitoring Group   Hate crimes in Ukraine in 2015   Vyacheslav Likhachev Chronicle of Hate-Motivated Violence   On the evening of May 17, at about 10PM, a group of approximately 10 people attacked a man of Nigerian descent. The attack was…

Weekly Update No. 42

Rights in Russia: Week-ending 13 November 2015 [see also as attachment] Comment  Sergei Nikitin: “There’s clearly an attempt to find enemies where there are none” (Voice of America)  Person of the Week  Person of the Week: Magomed Mutsolgov Rights Group of the Week  Rights Group of the Week: Memorial Human Rights…
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