Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Ukraine’s Misguided Curbs on Freedom of Expression

Ukraine recently banned the import of Antony Beevor’s 1998 bestselling history book on the battle of Stalingrad, the latest in a series of misguided steps allegedly to promote “national security” that violate freedom of expression in ridiculous ways. Expand Cover of Stalingrad by Antony Beevor. © Viking Press The government said Beevor’s book fell afoul of a 2016 law banning the import, for commercial purposes, of “propaganda” encroaching on Ukrainian sovereignty and security. The offending passage relates to the August 1941 execution of 90 Jewish orphans in Belaya Tserkov, allegedly carried…

Read complete article
© Human Rights Watch -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter