Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Welsh journalist who exposed horrors of Stalin

Commenting on the plaque unveiling, the UCCLA's director of research, Dr. Lubomyr Luciuk, said:"Today we have hallowed the memory of the many millions of victims of a Stalinist crime against humanity, arguably the greatest example of genocide to befoul 20th century Europe. We have also paid tribute to a brave and honest journalist, Gareth Jones, who tried to expose the truth, only to fall victim to Stalin's men.
'He was, in some ways, the last victim of the Holodomor, the famine-genocide of 1932-33 in Soviet Ukraine. It is fitting that we could gather today in Wales, at the uniiversity where he studied, to honour a remarkable young man who paid such a heavy price for his commitment to being an honest reporter of the facts." Click here to read the rest of this remarkable story.

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