Human Rights Watch founder died at age of 96
Robert Bernstein, publisher and founder of the Human Rights Watch, died at the age of 96, in USA. His son Peter confirmed that his father had died in the hospital in New York, as to Hromadske.ua. During his lifetime, he turned the publishing house Random House into an international publishing giant. Among others, Bernstein published Soviet dissidents Andrei Sakharov and Yelena Bonner, and Czech dissenter Vaclav Havel. In 1978, after his visit to the USSR, Bernstein founded the human rights watch organization, which verified the fulfillment by the Soviet Union of its obligations under the Helsinki Accords. On January 2019, Human Rights Watch issued an annual report on the human rights situation in the world. According to the organization, in the field of human rights Ukraine had a setback.
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