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Human Rights Activist Dmitro Groisman dies in Ukraine

August 7, 2013

Most people will have never heard of Dmitro Groisman, a leading human rights activist in Ukraine, who sadly died of a heart attack on Monday after suffering from some years with heart disease.

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He was responsible for a nationwide campaign to remove the death penalty from the Ukrainian system, having been one of the founder of Amnesty International in Vinnytsia – a campaign that took from 1996 to 2000 to achieve the desired result.

In 1998 he also created the Vinnytsia Human Rights Group.

A sad loss to the human rights element of civil society for sure.

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