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Boris Nemtsov Memorial Russia Freedom Forum
March 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm$10
On Wednesday March 9th at 6:30PMÂ UpNorth.eu, The Central and Eastern European Council in Canada with the support of the Munk School of Global Affairs, The NATO Association of Canada, The Raoul Wallenberg Center for Human Rights and VEMU: Museum of Estonians Abroad present the annual Boris Nemtsov Memorial Russia Freedom Forum.
Presenters for this event are:
Deutsche Welle Correspondent
Founder of The Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom
Zhanna Nemtsova moved away from Moscow due to safety concerns to join Deutsche Welle in 2015.
Author â€œRed Noticeâ€/Justice for Magnitsky Campaign
Bill Browder has led the international campaign for justice for Sergei Magnitsky, who was imprisoned and tortured after he discovered a massive fraud by Kremlin tax agents in 2008.
Coordinator, Open Russia; Deputy Leader, People’s Freedom Party
Is a Russian journalist and activist who nearly died in 2015 after being poisoned just one month after the murder of his colleague, Boris Nemtsov.
Russian pro-democracy opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was murdered on the streets of Moscow on February 27, 2015. In 2012, he visited Toronto and Ottawa and called on the Canadian government to help protect Russian activists by adopting Magnitsky legislation which targets human rights abusers and corrupt officials with visa bans and asset freezes. Despite unanimously passing Parliamentary resolutions favouring such legislation, Canada has not yet adopted Magnitsky-Nemtsov Legislation. Russian officials with alleged ties to criminal organizations have used Canada in the past to hide their assets.
Tickets for this event are $10 and are available online.