We are moving into new 2015 year. For Russian human rights defenders it will be probably one of the most difficult time after August incidents. We are about to make a huge decision about methods and ways for successful implementation of our duty to protect human rights, freedoms of people and lofty principles of humanism.
We find it difficult to be human rights defenders today because we are being persecuted, slandered and even simple words «human rights» are being turned into abusive language. However, even under the toughest conditions it’s possible to achieve positive results. Never feel down and give up! People trust us, they often see last ray of hope in us to obtain justice for their relatives and our duty is to do our best to help them out. In particular, convicts suffer who are victims of unjust and framed accusations. It’s very important to help them and try to protect convicts from persecutions.
New Year is family holiday. May all of you celebrate it in the family circle! May you all have happiness, health and luck! Each luck for human rights defenders is a real help to suffering people and hope for them. Let you all have a lot of luck in 2015!
All for one, one for all!
Happy New Year!
Lev Ponomarev and other defenders from the central office of Movement «For convicts’ rights protection» and Fund «For convicts’ rights protection».