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Valery Vasilyevich Borshchov

Member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, member of the Human Rights Commission under the Moscow Mayor, member of the Board of Directors of the Russian branch of the International Religious Liberty Association, member of the non-governmental International Tribunal on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Chechen Republic, member of the Commission under the President of the Russian Federation on Prisoners of War, Internees and Missing Persons.

Member of the Political Committee of the YABLOKO party.

Biography

Born on January 1, 1943. Graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Journalist. Worked as journalist. Became active participant in the human rights movement after a meeting with Andrei Sakharov in 1975.

In 1980s worked in the Solzhenitsyn Fund, organized aid to political prisoners and their families.

In 1990 - 1993 - Member of the Moscow City Council, Chairman of the Commission on Freedom of Conscience, Religion, Charity and Philanthropy. One of the initiators of the Russian Christian Democrats movement.

In 1994 - 1999 - Deputy of the Russian parliament (the State Duma) of the first and second convocations, a member of the YABLOKO faction. Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Public Associations and Religious Organisations, member of the State Duma Commission on Violations of the Rights of Suspects and Accused Persons in Pretrial Detention Centres and Temporary Detention Centres of Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

1996 2000 - Chairman of the Permanent Chamber on Human Rights of the Political Consultative Council under the President of the Russian Federation.

Member of the Human Rights Initiative Group "Common Action".

Member of the Board of the All-Russian human rights movement "For Human Rights".

Member of the Moscow Helsinki Group

Since 2004 - Member of the Human Rights Commission under the Moscow Mayor

Member of the Board of Directors of the Russian branch of the International Religious Liberty Association

Member of the non-governmental International Tribunal on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Chechen Republic.

Member of the Commission under the President of the Russian Federation on Prisoners of War, Internees and Missing Persons.

Member of the Political Committee of the YABLOKO party.

 


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