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Volume 9, Number 10
March 6, 2009

BIGOTRY MONITOR

A Weekly Human Rights Newsletter on Antisemitism, Xenophobia, and
Religious Persecution in the Former Communist World and Western Europe

EDITOR: CHARLES FENYVESI
(News and Editorial Policy within the sole discretion of the editor)

Published by UCSJ: Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union
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The definition of the law of the land divides the people of Russia, and
the Kremlin remains the arbiter of what kind of protest is legitimate
and who is guilty of breaking the law.

1. PUTIN WARNS OPPOSITION NOT TO USE ECONOMIC CRISIS TO CHALLENGE REGIME

2. INTERIOR MINISTRY DENIES ORDER TO SHOOT-TO-KILL PROTESTERS

3.  RUSSIAN INTELLECTUALS PROTEST ABUSE OF ANTI-EXTREMISM LAWS

4. NEW TRIAL FOR KHODORKOVSKY A TEST FOR MEDVEDEV

5. CHECHEN PRESIDENT KADYROV ENDORSES HONOR KILLING

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JEWISH GROUP PROTESTS ANTISEMITIC TEXTBOOK SUPPLEMENT

SUSPECT DETAINED IN RACIST ATTACK

TWO RUSSIANS FACE INCITEMENT CHARGES FOR DISTRIBUTING NEO-NAZI VIDEOS

SYNAGOGUE IN TRANS-DNIESTR REPUBLIC VANDALIZED

U.S. TO BOYCOTT DURBAN II

RACISTS KILL TWO ROMA, FATHER AND SON, IN HUNGARY


* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, ECONOMIC CRISIS REACHES UKRAINE * * * 


HUMAN RIGHTS IN RUSSIA, BELARUS, AND UKRAINE SUFFER FURTHER DECLINE
State Department's Annual Report Finds Very Few Improvements

In releasing the State Department's annual human rights report on
February 25, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's rhetoric had an
emotional thrust: "Our commitment to human rights is driven by faith in
our moral values, and also by the knowledge that we enhance our own
security, prosperity, and progress when people in other lands emerge
from shadows and shackles to gain the opportunities and rights we enjoy
and treasure."

1. RUSSIA 'INCREASINGLY CENTRALIZED' 

2. BELARUS RECORD REMAINS 'VERY POOR' 

3. UKRAINE'S POLICE AND PENAL SYSTEM PROMPT SERIOUS CONCERNS

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Volume 9, Number 9
February 27, 2009

BIGOTRY MONITOR

A Weekly Human Rights Newsletter on Antisemitism, Xenophobia, and
Religious Persecution in the Former Communist World and Western Europe

EDITOR: CHARLES FENYVESI
(News and Editorial Policy within the sole discretion of the editor)

Published by UCSJ: Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union
___________________________________________________________

On February 20, the judge ordered a new probe to identify the killers of
crusading journalist Anna Politkovskaya after what the Moscow press
called the total failure of a three-month trial, Agence France-Press
(AFP) reported. The day earlier, the jury acquitted the four defendants,
none of whom were charged with the murder and were accused only as
accomplices. The prosecution said it will appeal the verdict.

1. THE FAMILY DEMANDS TO SEE THE KILLERS CONVICTED

2. OMBUDSMAN, HUMAN RIGHTS LEADERS SLAM THE INVESTIGATORS' BOSSES

3. JUDGE, PRESS, OSCE, STATE DEPARTMENT BLAST THE PROBE

4. MEDVEDEV SLAMS PROSECUTORS

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RACIST ATTACK ON ARMENIANS LEAVES ONE DEAD

NEO-NAZIS ATTACK KYRGYZ MIGRANTS IN MOSCOW

YUSHCHENKO PLEDGES TO PROTECT UKRAINE'S JEWS AND OTHER MINORITIES

VANDALS STRIKE LUBAVITCHER REBBE'S MONUMENT

UKRAINIAN OFFICIAL CHARGES JEWS WITH PREPARING GENOCIDE OF SLAVS

JEWS INSIST THAT ATTEMPT TO BOMB SYNAGOGUE IS 'TERRORISM' 

UZBEK HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST DETAINED

HUNGARY TO COMPENSATE STERILIZED ROMA WOMAN

* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, NO SAFE HAVEN FOR HOLOCAUST DENIER * * * 


THE RIFT THE POPE TRIED TO HEAL IS WITH A VIRULENTLY ANTISEMITIC FRINGE
Williamson's Holocaust Denial Is but One Aspect of His Group's
Antisemitic
Agenda

1. EXPELLED FROM ARGENTINA, WILLIAMSON RETURNS TO LONDON

2. SSPX PROPAGATES ANTISEMITISM, RESEARCH SHOWS

3. POPE'S LEGACY MAY BE TARNISHED

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Volume 9, Number 8
February 20, 2009

BIGOTRY MONITOR

A Weekly Human Rights Newsletter on Antisemitism, Xenophobia, and
Religious Persecution in the Former Communist World and Western Europe

EDITOR: CHARLES FENYVESI
(News and Editorial Policy within the sole discretion of the editor)

Published by UCSJ: Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union
___________________________________________________________

Russia's head of state now acknowledges the seriousness of "the economic
hurricane" that hit the country, correcting his prime minister's
statement a few weeks ago that proudly declared that independent of the
global crisis, Russia will continue to prosper.

1. MEDVEDEV TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ECONOMIC CRISIS

2. MEDVEDEV IS IN CHARGE OF RESOLVING THE CRISIS

3. 'UNPRECEDENTED DROP' IN JANUARY FOR RUSSIA'S INDUSTRY

4. MEDVEDEV FIRES FOUR REGIONAL GOVERNORS

5. NO LONGER 'THE REVOLT OF THE USED CAR DEALERS' 

6. DEFINITION OF 'CRIME AGAINST THE STATE' EXPANDED

7. RUSSIA HAS TO RETHINK POLICIES, SAYS U.S. INTELLIGENCE CHIEF BLAIR

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RACISTS CUT OFF KYRGYZ MIGRANT'S HEAD

NEO-NAZIS ATTACK MAN WITH AN ASIAN APPEARANCE

NEO-NAZI GANG TARGETS JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES

ANTISEMITIC VANDALISM IN YAROSLAVL

FAR-RIGHT ACTIVIST SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR DISTRIBUTING RACIST LEAFLETS

SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR INCITING VIOLENCE AGAINST JEWS AND MUSLIMS

MARCH IN MEMORY OF MURDERED LAWYER MARKELOV AND JOURNALIST BABUROVA

FAKE DOCUMENT INCITES AGAINST BAPTISTS

EUROPE'S HUMAN RIGHTS COURT FOUND RUSSIA BREAKING ITS COMMITMENTS

LONDON DECLARATION SAYS 'NEVER AGAIN' TO DURBAN II

* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, ANOTHER RUSSIAN REVOLUTION? * * * 


DEMOCRACY SHOWS THE WAY OUT OF THE ECONOMIC CRISIS
Russians and Americans Agree that Political Openness Benefits Economic
Progress

"Democracy helps tap the best possible decisions and patterns of
attaining the objectives of development, as well as rectify errors
faster and more efficiently," Russia's official news agency Itar-Tass
reported on February 14, writing about "the keynote" of a discussion by
Russian and American political scientists in New York on February 13.

1. THE REVOLT OF THE PROFESSORS? 

2. RUSSIA'S 'SOFT POWER' BRANCH EXPANDS

3. NEW DISARMAMENT TREATY TOPS U.S.-RUSSIA AGENDA

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Volume 9, Number 7
February 13, 2009

BIGOTRY MONITOR

A Weekly Human Rights Newsletter on Antisemitism, Xenophobia, and
Religious Persecution in the Former Communist World and Western Europe

EDITOR: CHARLES FENYVESI
(News and Editorial Policy within the sole discretion of the editor)

Published by UCSJ: Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union
___________________________________________________________

RUSSIA’S POLICE BOSS: RADICAL GROUPS HAVE 200,000 MEMBERS

ECONOMIC CRISIS MAY SPAWN RACISM, SOVA SAYS

CHELYABINSK POLICE CHARGE TWO WITH HATE CRIME MURDER

CONGOLESE MAN STABBED ON A MOSCOW MINI-BUS

RACISM LIKELY MOTIVE FOR STABBING OF BURYAT STUDENT IN MOSCOW

RACIST VIOLENCE ON MOSCOW TRAIN

ONE EDITOR BEATEN, ANOTHER THREATENED

VLADIVOSTOK COURT ORDERS A RABBI’S DEPORTATION

INTERIOR MINISTRY EXPECTS MIGRANT CRIME TO RISE

7 DETAINED AT RALLY IN MEMORY OF ‘NOVAYA GAZETA’ VICTIMS

MASKED MYSTERY COPS RAID ROCK CLUBS, INTERROGATE FANS

NIGERIAN KILLED IN UKRAINE
  
ANTISEMITISM DECREASED IN 2008, SAYS OFFICIAL

LITHUANIAN COURT CLEARS ANTISEMITIC MARCH PARTICIPANT

BELARUS DEPORTS TWO DANISH VISITORS FOR PRAYING IN CHURCH


* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, PUTIN’S WORST NIGHTMARE. * * * 


ON RELATIONS WITH MOSCOW, OBAMA TREADS SOFTLY
But Biden’s Cautious Words Inspired Hopes in the European Union and
Russia

1. BIDEN CALLS FOR PRESSING THE RESET BUTTON
     
2. DIFFERENCES REMAIN WITH RUSSIA, BIDEN WARNED

3. RESET WILL HAVE TO WAIT, BUT DISARMAMENT IS THE FIRST PRIORITY

4. RUSSIA’S WORLDWIDE IMAGE TOOK A DIVE, POLL SAYS

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Volume 9, Number 6
February 6, 2009

BIGOTRY MONITOR

A Weekly Human Rights Newsletter on Antisemitism, Xenophobia, and
Religious Persecution in the Former Communist World and Western Europe

EDITOR: CHARLES FENYVESI
(News and Editorial Policy within the sole discretion of the editor)

Published by UCSJ: Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union
___________________________________________________________

"Angered over mounting economic problems, thousands of people took to
the streets of Moscow and other cities around Russia over the weekend to
denounce President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in
the largest display of public discontentment in years," "The St.
Petersburg Times" reported on February 3. The following account was
collected from various newspapers and news agencies. 

1. PROTESTERS MARCH IN CITIES THROUGHOUT RUSSIA

2. WHAT DROVE PEOPLE TO PROTEST

3. POLICE SAY 118,800 PEOPLE PROTESTED IN 407 GATHERINGS IN 72 REGIONS

4. THE SPECTER OF NOVOCHERKASSK

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RUSSIA CRITICIZED FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AT UN MEETING

SOVA AND MEMORIAL PROTEST KYRGYZ ENVOY'S MEETING WITH NEO-NAZI LEADER

COURT HANDS DOWN SUSPENDED SENTENCES TO NEO-NAZIS

BOMB PLACED NEAR UKRAINIAN JEWISH CENTER

NEW RUSSIAN PATRIARCH HOPES FOR BETTER RELATIONS WITH THE VATICAN


* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, ORTHODOX CHURCH AS THE SOURCE OF MORALITY * * *


WHEN MINIMAL ACTION PROVES LESS THAN MINIMAL
Both Medvedev and the Pope Fell Short of Doing the Right Thing at the
Right Time

1. MEDVEDEV OFFERS CONDOLENCES TEN DAYS LATE

2. POPE URGED TO CLARIFY POSITION ON HOLOCAUST DENIAL

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