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Background The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) is part of a coalition of over 200 civil society organizations and trade unions, united to end state-sponsored forced labour and other egregious human rights abuses against people from the Uyghur Region… Read More

It’s an honor to be with you all in Cottbus this evening. And on behalf of the board of trustees of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and our many patrons in the United States I want to thank you… Read More

The last time I saw my father was in 2013. We were on our way to Indiana University, where he was scheduled to begin a fellowship. He was arrested before boarding the plane and taken away. A mild-mannered, studious professor… Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) is pleased to announce that Jewher Ilham has joined us as a Uyghur Human Rights Fellow. Jewher Ilham is an emerging voice for the Uyghur people and an accomplished young… Read More

Excerpt: This week marks two widely ignored, yet important, anniversaries. One hundred years ago, on Aug. 25, 1920, Vladimir Lenin’s invasion of Europe was defeated as the Battle of Warsaw came to a decisive end, a victory known in Poland as… Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On this day, 81 years ago, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a pact of non-aggression. “The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and nearly two years of cooperation between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during World War II… Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the world marks the 100th anniversary of the decisive Battle of Warsaw when the Polish people stopped Vladimir Lenin’s Bolshevik invasion of Europe. In a foreshadow of NATO, free governments in Europe—and even volunteer military units… Read More

During Captive Nations Week Summit 2020, we awarded the Victims of Communism Human Rights Award to Ilham Tohti, Uyghur activist and economist serving a life sentence in China for advocating for regional autonomy in Xinjiang. Tohti’s daughter, Jewher Ilham, who… Read More

Today, 72 Uyghur rights groups are joined by over 100 civil society organisations and labour unions from around the world in calling on apparel brands and retailers to stop using forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“Uyghur Region”),… Read More

DR. CARISSA F. ETIENNE PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION (PAHO) 525 23RD STREET, NW WASHINGTON, D.C. 20037 Dear Director Etienne, The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC), in association with Cuba Archive and Global Liberty Alliance, advocate for the thousands who… Read More