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Yelena Bonner: A True Human Rights Giant

As I think about the loss of Yelena Bonner, the more I realize how devalued¬†the term “human rights activist” has become. Bonner and her husband, Andrei Sakharov stood up to the Soviet Union for more than 30 years, at considerable personal cost. Even after the¬†USSR broke up, when Bonner could’ve been excused from activity, she