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Persecutions

Censorship dominates in Russia - the denounciation of Anna Politkovkskaya's son

Four years after the reporter's murder her son denounces the lack of freedom of expression in Moscow to the Gardens of the Righteous Committee. Sudan's doctor Halima Bashir won the prize set up by the association RAW in memory of the journalist.


Using We For: the example of Thessaloniki

The deportation of the Jews of Thessaloniki is a removed chapter in European history. Our interactive project We For sheds light on this tragedy by the means of multiple Web tools including pictures, original documents, the virtual representation of Thessaloniki "Garden of the Righteous" and more. 


Birtukan Mideksa is free again - she was pardoned by the President of the Republic

Ethiopian leader Birtukan Mideksa was excluded from elections, imprisioned for her ideas. Lady Freedom did not give up the struggle for civil rights and the respect of the Constitution: the leader of the Ethiopian opposition was released and back with her family. Yet her Country faces an escalation of death verdicts against the dissidents.


Untold stories - the Holocaust in the USSR

Yad Vashem's Website dedicates an online exhibition to the extermination of Jews in the former Soviet Union. Pictures, original documents, videos and educational texts show a persecution, on which the Communist regimes have too often been silent.


"I wanted to be a witness" - an English soldier interned himself in Auschwitz

The Wallenberg Foundation honours the figure of Denis Avey, a British soldier who entered Auschwitz willingly under a person exchange to be able and see the reality hidden behind the barbed wire. He remained in the camp until the end of the war and he recalls his experience as follows: "I have seen hell on earth".


The Srebrenica massacre - human remnants found in common graves

The remains of 120 people, victims of the Srebrenica slaughter, were exhumed from 8 mass graves in Zalazje, not far from the scene of the murder.


Persecutions, torture, massacres

the violation of human rights

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, states: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood".The day before the General Assembly itself had approved in New York the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was defined as the intentional destruction, as a whole or in part, of"a national, ethnical, racial or religious group", with the well-known exclusion of the political groups due to the opposition of the Eastern Bloc countries, which feared being charged for persecuting their foes (the so-called enemies of the people who were condemned to forced labour in the Gulag camps).

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The book

‚ÄčTears of the Desert

Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis

Multimedia

Lemon tree

Can the torrorists hide among the lemon trees?

Featured story

Faraaz Hussein

the young man who in Dhaka sacrificed himself in order not to desert his friends