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BREAKING: Trump Administration Declares November 7 “National Day for the Victims of Communism”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 7, 2017 **MEDIA ADVISORY** BREAKING: Trump Administration Declares November 7 “National Day for the Victims of Communism” Presidential Declaration Fulfills Calls by Leading Human Rights Organization to Recognize 100 Million Victims on Centennial of Bolshevik Revolution Washington, D.C. – Recognizing the Trump administration’s historic statement released hours ago and declaring November 7 […]

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Members of Congress Announce Victims of Communism Caucus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 7, 2017 **MEDIA ADVISORY** MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ANNOUNCE VICTIMS OF COMMUNISM CAUCUS Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Dennis Ross (R-FL), and Chris Smith (R-NJ) have announced the formation of the Victims of Communism Caucus for the 115th Congress (2017-2019). The Victims of Communism Caucus is a bipartisan group of Members of […]

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Victims Of Communism Demands Release Of Cuban Political Prisoner Daniel Llorente From Detention In Mental Institution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 26, 2017 **MEDIA ADVISORY** VICTIMS OF COMMUNISM MEMORIAL FOUNDATION DEMANDS RELEASE OF CUBAN POLITICAL PRISONER DANIEL LLORENTE FROM DETENTION IN MENTAL INSTITUTION We call on the world to condemn Cuba’s use of Soviet-style punitive psychiatry Cuban dissident Daniel Llorente is being held without legal charges in Havana’s notorious Mazorra mental institution. […]

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Victims of Communism Condemns Imprisonment of Hong Kong Democracy Activists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 21, 2017   **MEDIA ADVISORY**   VICTIMS OF COMMUNISM CONDEMNS IMPRISONMENT OF HONG KONG DEMOCRACY ACTIVISTS   Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation calls for the immediate release of Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong Chi-fung, 20, Nathan Law Kwun-chung, 24, and Alex Chow Yong-kang, 27   Washington, D.C. – Hong Kong […]

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Dissident Violinist Released But Not Truly Free

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2017   **MEDIA ADVISORY** DISSIDENT VIOLINIST RELEASED BUT NOT TRULY FREE As Wuilly Arteaga attempts to recover from a harrowing incarceration, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation condemns Maduro regime’s purging of dissent   Washington, D.C. – Wuilly is known worldwide for playing his violin on the front lines of […]

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Maduro Drives Venezuela To Brink of Civil War

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 31, 2017   **MEDIA ADVISORY** MADURO DRIVES VENEZUELA TO BRINK OF CIVIL WAR; HUMAN RIGHTS ORG CALLS FOR CUBA TO BE LABELED “STATE SPONSOR OF TERRORISM” FOR ROLE   The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation condemns illegal election in Venezuela and petitions U.S. to take action against Cuba   Washington, D.C. […]

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Venezuelan Dissident Wuilly Arteaga, A Young Violinist, Beaten And Burned By Maduro Thugs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 28, 2017   VENEZUELAN DISSIDENT WUILLY ARTEAGA, A YOUNG VIOLINIST, BEATEN AND BURNED BY MADURO THUGS   Marion Smith, Executive Director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC), offered the following statement: “Martial law was announced in Venezuela yesterday. Hundreds of political prisoners have been detained, and there are reports of gruesome […]

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Venezuelan Dissident Violinist Arrested

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 28, 2017   **MEDIA ADVISORY** VENEZUELAN DISSIDENT VIOLINIST ARRESTED; HUMAN RIGHTS ORG CALLS FOR HIS RELEASE  The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation demands the release of Wuilly Arteaga and the 444 other political prisoners in Venezuela   Washington, D.C. – In response to Venezuelan dissident Wuilly Arteaga’s arrest by government forces […]

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