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In Russia died a famous human rights activist

В России умерла известная правозащитницаAlexeeva was a founding member of the Moscow Helsinki group.

One of the founders and Chairman of the Moscow Helsinki group, human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva has died at 92-year life.

As noted, Alekseev died at Moscow city clinical hospital No. 15. The cause of her death is not known.

“The last time she found it difficult to cope with the disease, but her spirit was always much stronger body and much stronger than any disease. Yesterday and the day before she gave instructions to his assistant Lena Blinova, and these orders related to helping other people. She remained an activist until the last moments, she really laid down his life for the lives of others”, – said the head of the HRC, the Russian Federation Mikhail Fedotov.

Note Alexeyeva born July 20 1927. He was a founding member of the Moscow Helsinki group.

She participated in the human rights performances since the first protests against the arrest and conviction in 1966, the writers Sinyavsky and Yuli Daniel for publishing their books abroad in circumvention. Became one of the initiators provide material assistance to political prisoners and their families.

Participated in the petition campaign that unfolded in connection with the political trial of A. Ginzburg, Galanskov by Yu and others (1967-1968). In April 1968, expelled from the Communist party and dismissed from work.

In 1968-1972 was the first typist of the first Soviet human rights Bulletin “Chronicle of current events”.

In 1968-1976, he signed a number of human rights documents.

Since 1968, was repeatedly subjected to searches and interrogations. In 1974, L. Alekseeva has declared a warning under the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR for the “systematic fabrication and dissemination of anti-Soviet works.”

In February 1977, was forced to emigrate from the USSR. He settled in the USA. Since then he has anchored programmes on human rights at the radio stations “Freedom” and “Voice of America”.

Were published in Russian emigre periodicals, and also in the English and American press. Advised a number of human rights organizations and trade unions.

In 1993 Alekseyeva returned to Russia, and in may 1996 was elected Chairman of the Moscow Helsinki Group.

From November 1998 to November 2004 President of the International Helsinki Federation for human rights.

The author of over 100 publications on human rights issues and won many awards.

We will remind, in 2017, Israel, died a famous Russian human rights activist, Chairman of the Board human rights and charitable society “memorial” Arseny Roginsky.

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