Week-ending 15 October 2021
On the evening of 14 October a group of masked men stormed the offices of the International Memorial Society in Moscow where a public screening of Mr Jones, a film about the Holodomor (the 1930s famine in Soviet Ukraine), was being held. Police were called and then, in the words of Amnesty International, Memorial was ‘effectively raided by the police who subjected those in side to unlawful detention and questioning lasting several hours.’
The Guardian, 15 October 2021: A group of masked men stormed the offices of a renowned human rights organisation in Moscow on Thursday evening to disrupt the screening of Mr Jones, a British co-produced film about the Holodomor, the Stalin-era famine that killed millions of peasants in Soviet Ukraine during the 1930s.
Amnesty International, 15 October 2021: In the evening of 14 October 2021, the office of the NGO International Memorial in Moscow was intruded by a violent mob and then, effectively raided by police who subjected those inside to unlawful detention and questioning lasting several hours.
RFE/RL, 15 October 2021: A group of attackers burst into the office of Russia’s Memorial human rights center in Moscow on October 14, interrupting the screening of a film about a Welsh journalist who reported the existence of the Stalin-era mass famine in Ukraine in the early 1930s.