Platform condemns Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes being taken over by former Communists

Göteborg / Prague, 15 August 2013. On behalf of the Platform, President Göran Lindblad sent an open letter to the Council of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in Prague.

“It is unacceptable to appoint former Communists to the scientific council of the Institute and to let those Communists evaluate the work of the Institute`s employees. It is like recruiting former Nazis to evaluate the work in a Holocaust memorial,“ says Göran Lindblad, President of the Platform.

“We therefore demand the removal of these former Communists, as well as the resignation of the Institute director“, says Lindblad.

Letter to USTR Council 15.8.2013