Candlelight Vigil at the Russian Embassy in Budapest

Candlelight vigil on the International Drug User Memorial Day in Budapest to commemorate those who passed away in the war on drugs

On July 21, the International Drug User Memorial Day, activists gather in several cities of the world to commemorate those who passed away because of the global war on drugs that deprives millions of young people from their human rights, their freedoms, their health and their lives. This year our Russian friends asked us to organize these memorials at Russian embassies all over the world to urge the government of the Russian Federation to give up its plans to introduce a "total war on drugs" and implement science-based, effective forms of prevention, treatment and harm reduction that respect the human rights of people who use drugs. The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) organized a candlelight vigil at the Russian Embassy in Budapest where several international activists (the students of the Summer School on Human Rights and Drug Policy of the Central European University) spoke out against the madness of the war on drugs. Please watch the short video made by Istvan Gabor Takács and share our message with your friends!

Posted by Peter Sarosi

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