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Alexander Brod

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Name  Alexander Brod

Role  Human rights activists
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Alexander brod on the human rights situation in crimea


Alexander Semenovich Brod (born 1969; Russian: Александр Семёнович Брод) is a Jewish-Russian human rights activist.

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He was a member of the Public Chamber of Russia between 2008 and 2012 and is a director of the Moscow Bureau for Human Rights. He is a member of the Expert Council at the Ombudsman of Russian Federation.

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Alexander Brod: “The Ukrainian authorities are unable to support legal and moral norms”


Early life and career

Brod graduated from the Philology and Law faculty of the Samara State University.

Since 2001 he has been the director of the Moscow Bureau for Human Rights. The Bureau's declared aims include combating racism, xenophobia and antisemitism.

In 2004, the Bureau considered filing a lawsuit against Mel Gibson, the director of The Passion of the Christ, and the film’s distributor in Russia. Brod said "several Jewish organizations and individuals told us that the film fuels ethnic hatred and cultivates xenophobic myths about the Jewish people’s guilt for crucifying Christ". He also approved Russian military action against Georgia in 2008, saying that Russian troops prevented a genocide there.

Awards

In 2003, he received the Award for Contributions to the Development of Jewish Life in Russia from the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia for his human rights activity.

References

Alexander Brod Wikipedia


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