|…han var en av mina handledare när jag praktiserade på YHRM i våras. (Och han är nog lite sur på mig, för jag lovade att skriva en analys av EU:s normgivning på området rörelsefrihet, och det har jag inte gjort.) På senaste tid har YHRM haft stora problem med hot och trakkasserier, både från extremhögern och från myndigheterna.Snälla, hjälp till.|
Dear friends and colleagues!
We appeal to you on behalf of the Youth Network against Racism and Intolerance and the international program “Solidarity” of the Youth Human Rights Movement. Your support is needed to Konstantin Baranov, human rights activist and anti-fascist from Rostov-on-Don, Russia (see biography for more detail). In the middle of July Konstantin started receiving threats connected with his anti-fascist activity.
There are serious reasons to suppose that the cause of the threats is the disclosure of Konstantin’s personal data that he indicated in a complaint to the Office of Public Prosecutor of the Rostov region about neo-Nazi concerts taking place in the city, and also his activity on monitoring xenophobia. You can learn more about this situation at the website of the international program “Solidarity” of the YHRM.
Unfortunately such a situation is a distressing tendency.
During the last period in Russia the occasions of threats to human rights defenders and anti-fascists due to their professional activity are becoming more frequent. From January 2009 it happened to the employees of the “SOVA” Center for Information and Analysis (Moscow) – Alexander Verkhovsky and Galina Kozhevnikova, from August 2008 – to the director of the Institute of Social Problems “United Europe” (Orel city) – Dmitry Krayukhin, from December 2008 – to the chairman of the “Memorial” human rights commission of the Komi Republic – Igor Sazhin and others. Such actions of the people adhering to the extreme-right views remain unpunished. Besides, it is well known that a widespread practice of the offices of public prosecutor is to demonstrate any received appeal to those against whom it is directed. It might lead to a disclosure of an applicant’s personal data, which is illegal and particularly dangerous in the case the applicants are human rights defenders and anti-fascists.
We believe that public authorities should pay special attention to the appeals of human rights defenders, and also to ensuring safety for human rights defenders and anti-fascists.
Thereupon we ask you to join the solidarity campaign and to send a message to the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation with the following appeal:
You may find the sample text of the appeal here.
You can request additional information on the situation by e-mail: email@example.com.
Det här är min vän Kostia..
24 oktober 2009 av AmandaLövkvist