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Post Number:#1  PostPosted: 25 Jun 2011 10:53 
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Yelena Bonner: Russian human rights activist dies at 88
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"Until the [Communist] party truly gives up all its wealth to the people who really earned it, everything, down to the last... rouble, Stalinism will still triumph”
Yelena Bonner


Russian human rights activist Yelena Bonner has died at the age of 88 after a long illness in the US.

She was active in the human rights movement in the USSR in the 1960s, and helped to found the Moscow Helsinki Group, a rights monitoring body.

In 1972 she married the nuclear scientist and fellow human rights activist Andrei Sakharov, who won the Nobel Peace Prize three years later.

She later became a fierce critic of the then Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Mrs Bonner died on Saturday (19th of June 2011) in the US, where she had lived in recent years in the Boston area, her daughter Tatiana Yankelevich and son Alexey Semyonov said in a statement.

It did not give the cause of death.

The statement added that Mrs Bonner's ashes would be interred next to her husband's remains at Moscow's Vostryakovo cemetery, in accordance with her wish.

Europe's lawmakers and senior politicians on Sunday paid tribute to Mrs Bonner's courageous fight for freedom.

"The world has lost one of the most inspiring and dedicated human rights defenders," European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek said.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso noted "the courage she showed in standing up for fundamental freedoms and human dignity that people worldwide demand".


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European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso noted "the courage she showed in standing up for fundamental freedoms and human dignity that people worldwide demand".



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