Press release 2009-06-03
Demonstration in Helsinki, 03.06.2009 Snellmanninkatu 11,
In Europe and Asia millions of people who have been forced to leave their homes or to live under tyranny as a result of the wars of the last century. These deportations have not followed international agreements. Since 1907 possessory right has been fundamental right without consequence of wars or possible changes of borders. Several agreements on human rights also support those who have lost their homes and possessions, although they have not been followed.
Stalin's successors Putin and Medvedev carry on as occupiers in Europe and Asia. For decades after the Second World War German leaders have been condemned for the deeds instructed by the Soviet Union. There was not enough time to convict Stalin, but those crimes must be cleared up, as the European Council has demanded.
Is it rational to conclude agreements with Russia, if they are not followed and demanded to be followed? Russia must stop violating human rights within its own region and return occupied land to China, Japan, Finland, Estonia and other objects of injustice.
Private people or civic organizations cannot mend injustice but have elected their representatives to do it. Our organizations of human and fundamental rights presume immediate actions from the leaders of Finland and Russia to realize the rights of the deported and refugees.
We do not accept biased or forced new agreements, which invalidate the right of men and their descendants on their native place and property.We want to emphasize these items with our demonstration in Helsinki, Snellmaninkatu 11, on Wednesaday the 3rd of June, 2009, 11.00 am while the Prime Ministers Matti Vanhanen and Vladimir Putin negotiate at the Assembly House of the Estates.
Human rights organisation
Ihmis- ja perusoikeusjärjestö
TERRITORIAL RESTITUTION ASSOCIATION of FINLAND ry
Klaus Hemanus, pj, chairman
mobile +358 400 530 819
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Ilmari Susiluoto presented a paper before the annual meeting of the Territorial Restitution Association of Finland at the Järvenpää Hall on Saturday 21/04/2012 and attracted plenty of audience. The meeting wanted the association to join the Center for Human Rights, which had been recently established even in Finland, and demanded that the right to purchase land should be given only for EU citizens.
In early 2012 there was established in Finland, under the aegis of the Parliament, a Center for Human Rights which is led by Sirpa Rautio. It was in the agreement of Paris that such independent centers should be established in each EU country. In Finland, in particular, the Center is not suitable for connection with the Parliament, as the Center for Human Rights acts in the prevailing conditions as an extension of our country´s foreign policy. It does not give attention to the position of the Finnish people displaced from their homelands as a result of the recent wars, not to mention the return of their property and the opportunity to move back to their homes or possession. The right to property was defined as the first fundamental human right more than one hundred years ago.
When the new institution was being planned, the Territorial Restitution Association called for the representation of the so-called restitutional associations in the delegation of the Center for Human Rights. The invitation has not come. The Center continues to promote finlandisation despite the fact that along with other restitutional organisations we represent about one million Finnish people who are victims of robbery, and also their descendants whose roots have been denied. The annual meeting of the Territorial Restitution Association expects to have membership in the delegation of the Center for Human Rights.
The most desperate ones have paid for the right to reside in their home estates in the territory of Karelia. Even this right has been seized from many, and machinery as well as other property have been stolen from those engaging in agriculture. It has been in vain to appeal to the Russian authorities who themselves are sometimes involved in illegal activities. In the annual meeting, Ilmari Susiluoto described the Russian mentality in ownership issues: "What is mine is mine, but what is yours is also mine". The annual meeting of the Territorial Restitution Association requests a response from Finland to the Russian land business in our country. The land ownership should be denied from the citizens of non-EU countries or at least be subject to license, as was the case previously.