The systematic violations of civil rights, the assault on democratic rights and freedoms in Ukraine and political persecutions have prompted numerous appeals, protest rallies, public statements and other measures by members of human rights organizations, civic activists and politicians, stressing that such actions by those in power are unacceptable. We must however note the lack of any reaction or positive moves from the regime and acknowledge that the means for internal influence to improve the situation have been exhausted.
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“Government apathy for transparency is unacceptable, it should be a priority. The denial of the right of access to information in Spain is a perfect example of the bigger problem; people are in the streets because they feel that the government is not working for them” commented Victoria Anderica of Access Info Europe.
Polish journalist Klaudiusz Wesołek from Gdansk arrested April 19 started the famine strike in jail. He refuses to take solid food and consumes only drinks. He is protesting against the refusal to grant him the status of prisoner of consciousness.
During the opening of the International Forum on the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy, the women’s movement FEMEN organized an action named “A Mess In The Sarcophagus.”FEMEN opposes the current political Chernobyl in Ukraine, which in its consequences is far more dangerous for Ukrainians than the nuclear disaster was, 25 years ago.
10 April 2011 Warsaw, Poland. Tens of Thousands of people commemorated the anniversary of death of then President Lech Kachinsky and 95 people killed in plane crash in Russia a year ago. The demonstration tightly filled the square before the presidential palace and the long adjacent street and turned into a very strong political statement against the Polish government and it’s pro-Russian politics.
It was a very succesfull RALLY attended by schoolchildren, Members of The Ukrainian Youth Association CYM, Plast, Souz Ukrainok, nearly all brances were represented! We have to be proud of ourselves we did our duty in defending our Ukraine and Ukrainians in UA and Russia !
However there was a solution to be found where least expected. Ukraine was saved by civic activists and the Internet. This is the story of the website “Maidan” and the group involved in it. It is the story of the democratic evolution of Ukraine.