October 22, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Monday that it is not competent to examine the adequacy of an investigation by Russian authorities into the1940 Katyn Massacre, where thousands of Polish prisoners of war were killed by the Soviet secret police (NKVD). The case was brought by 15 ...[read more]
April 17, 2012
by Keith Herting
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) concluded Tuesday that the 1940 Katyn Massacre of 21,000 Poles by the Soviets was a "war crime" but acknowledged that they cannot force Russia to investigate the killings further. The case was brought by 13 relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre who ...[read more]
April 28, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Russian government on Wednesday made public documents relating to the 1940 Katyn Massacre in which 20,000 Poles were killed by the USSR. While the documents were previously available to historians, political officials, and victims' families, this is the first time that copies of the original... ...[read more]
April 28, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Russian government on Wednesday made public documents relating to the 1940 Katyn Massacre in which 20,000 Poles were killed by the USSR. While the documents were previously available to historians, political officials, and victims' families, this is the first time that copies of the original... ...[read more]
April 18, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Bob Donnorummo: On April 10, JURIST reported the crash of the Polish presidential jet killing President Lech Kaczynski, two deputy speakers and 12 members of parliament, two senators, three deputy ministers, National Bank President, all the chiefs of the various branches of the military, hig... ...[read more]
February 18, 2010
by Zach Zagger
The Polish government joined a class-action on lawsuit Wednesday brought against Russia for the 1940 Katyn Massacre where 20,000 Poles were killed by the USSR. The suit, filed in May in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is being brought by 13 Polish citizens who are relatives of the ...[read more]
January 29, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Thursday rejected an appeal by relatives of victims of the 1940 Katyn Massacre to reopen investigations into the killings. The court reasoned that the Soviet-era criminal code to be applied to the killings places a ten year statute of limitations on ...[read more]
November 26, 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Moscow City Court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court's decision not to legally rehabilitate captured Polish officers executed in 1940 during the Katyn massacre, in which more than 20,000 Polish Army reservists, academics and politicians were killed in the Katyn Forest in present-day Belarus... ...[read more]
July 8, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
A Moscow court Monday rejected an attempt by relatives of Polish victims of the 1940 Katyn massacre to renew investigations into the killings. The government of Mikhail Gorbachev admitted in 1990 that Josef Stalin had personally ordered the secret police to carry out the killings. Russia had ...[read more]
April 24, 2006
by Lisl Brunner
Relatives of Polish victims of the 1940 Katyn massacre are planning to file a complaint against Russia with the European Court of Human Rights to compel the government to disclose information about the killings perpetrated by the secret police. The government of Mikhail Gorbachev admitted in 1989 ...[read more]

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