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Today, Rep. Chris Smith chaired a hearing of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on forced organ harvesting in China, for which Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) China Studies Fellows, Matthew P. Robertson and Ethan Gutmann, gave expert testimony. This hearing comes after the release of a groundbreaking VOC… Read More

Washington, D.C. (May 11, 2022) — Last night the Hong Kong government arrested and subsequently released on bail Cardinal Joseph Zen, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, on charges of collusion with foreign forces. “The arrest of Cardinal Zen by the Hong… Read More

On May 9, 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law that designates November 7 as “Victims of Communism Memorial Day” in remembrance of and honoring those who have died and suffered under communist regimes. Governor DeSantis said… Read More

Midge Decter, best known for her leadership of the neoconservative movement, died at the age of 94 on May 9, 2022. The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) was proud to present our Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom to Midge Decter… Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2022 Media Contact: Sarah Hrovat Washington, D.C. (May 9, 2022) — Today, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida signed the Victims of Communism Memorial Day bill (HB 395) into law. This bill designates November 7th… Read More

The Victims of Communism – St. Louis Commission (VOC-STL) hosted its second annual Loyalty Day event, designated this year to support the people of Ukraine and stand against the actions of Vladimir Putin. Speakers included local residents from Ukraine, Cuba,… Read More

At this critical moment, heavy weapons and more of everything are what’s needed for the Ukrainian military to counter and defeat the new Russian offensive in the Donbas. But what about the next few weeks, months, and potentially, years? The… Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) added its name to the signatory list of organizations that recommend that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights adopts nearly a dozen key conditions ahead of a scheduled… Read More

By Paula Dobriansky and Richard Levine The West can’t continue to pretend that a negotiated peace is possible in Ukraine. Not after Russia killed 57 civilians with a ballistic missile at the Kramatorsk train station. Any settlement could only legitimize Russia’s control… Read More

Don Ritter of Warrenton, Virginia represented the Lehigh Valley in Congress from 1979-1993. He is president and CEO emeritus, Afghan American Chamber of Commerce and a trustee of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. His visit to Ukraine in November… Read More