The human rights activist told about the problems the anti-fascist movement

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Riscoperta in fotobanka of veterans of the 20th Grenadier division of the SS in Estonia. Archival photoThe human rights activist told about the problems the anti-fascist movement© RIA Novosti / Alexei Riscoperta the image Bank

Activists of the international human rights movement «World without Nazism» cause a negative reaction in your address in Europe, also present in 56 countries, the Association is not supported by their authorities, said in an interview with RIA Novosti President Boris Spiegel.

Movement «World without Nazism» was founded in Kyiv on 22 June 2010. The organization is an international human rights movement, which shape public opinion to support anti-Nazi political attitudes in different countries. Today the office is in 56 countries, including Bulgaria, Ukraine, USA, France, and Germany.

«The activists of our movement cause a negative reaction. For example, the head of the Ukrainian branch of the organization «Ukraine without Nazism» after carrying out anti-Nazi rally is held contrary to the Kiev Nazi was arrested for 60 days. Our organization banned in Ukraine,» said Spiegel.

As noted by Spiegel, the regional authorities in Bulgaria refuse to carry out the activities of the organization, fearing the reaction of his government. The head of the Department «World without Nazism» in Lithuania had to abandon his post and leave the organization. In Estonia, according to Spiegel, the activists put in jail. One of them was deprived of Estonian citizenship, the other was fired.

«But despite this situation, people come to our organization, they want to work in the direction of the fight against fascism,» said Spiegel.

However, he noted that today the movement at the government level does not support none of the participating countries.

«World without Nazism» does a great job, but suddenly today it was not popular. Despite this, the organization exists, and 3 November in Moscow has passed Congress of the General Assembly,» said Spiegel.

He noted that during the eight years of its existence, «World without Nazism» have made a lot. According to him, the activists prevented in 2010 Lukovskiy March in Bulgaria. This is a torchlight procession of right-wing Bulgarian, dedicated to the memory of General Hristo Lukov, it is held every February since 2003. This General in 1932-1938 years headed the Union of Bulgarian national legions. The procession in memory of the Lukov gathers extreme nationalists and neo-fascists not only in Bulgaria but throughout the world.

«We also released the «White book of Nazism» — a study in which the scores represented the probability of revival of fascism in one country or another. This book provides the first comparative analysis of this phenomenon in 18 countries in Europe that has also allowed us for the first time to make the appropriate rating neo threats,» said Spiegel.

He said that the initiative group of young human rights activists, anti-fascists in the structure of «World without Nazism» in Strasbourg in 2015, announced the creation of the youth branch of the organization «Youth League». The conference was attended by delegations from 15 countries, including from Russia, USA, Ukraine, Poland, France, Germany and other countries.

«With regard to the role of youth in the «World without Nazism», it is huge. Youth is her most, she is interested in the activities of our organization, in particular program to locate the war graves of the Second world war. For example, in Belarus young people are actively involved in such events and is very proud of their results, they create their own clubs, museums on the subject,» said Spiegel.

He added that now the activities of anti-fascist organizations in the world ineffective.

«The fact that governments do not Fund them and otherwise suppress their activities. For example, the arrest of activists for participating in anti-fascist rallies and demonstrations. Meanwhile, large-scale nationalist sentiments around the world grow uncontrollably,» said he.

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