|Dina Isaakovna Kaminskaya|
|Native name||Дина Исааковна Каминская|
January 13, 1919|
|Died||July 7, 2006
Falls Church, Virginia
|Citizenship||Soviet Union, United States|
|Known for||human rights activism with participation in the Moscow Helsinki Group|
|Movement||dissident movement in the Soviet Union|
Dina Isaakovna Kaminskaya (Russian: Ди́на Иса́аковна Ками́нская, 13 January 1919, Yekaterinoslav - 7 July 2006, Falls Church, Virginia) was a lawyer and human rights activist in the Soviet Union who was forced to emigrate in 1977 to avoid arrest. She and her husband moved to the United States. She was born in Yekaterinoslav.
The writer Yuli Daniel engaged Kaminskaya as his lawyer when, in December 1965, he was prosecuted with Andrei Sinyavsky, but the state refused to allow her to speak up in court on his behalf. She went on to defend - as far as the Soviet authorities would let her in a legal system designed as an instrument of Soviet power - Vladimir Bukovsky in 1967. She also defended Yuri Galanskov (who would die in a Soviet labour camp), Anatoli Marchenko (who would also die in camp), Larisa Bogoraz and Pavel Litvinov, and the Crimean Tatar activist Mustafa Jemilev.
Kaminskaya was prevented from defending Bukovsky in his 1971 trial and Sergei Kovalyov in 1975. In 1977, after being stripped of her license to practice as a lawyer, she was barred from defending Anatoli Shcharansky.
Singer Yuly Kim estimated the efforts and honesty of Dina Kaminskaya and very few other defenders who insisted that there is no any criminal element in actions of their clients accused in anti-Soviet propaganda.
- Yuly Kim. Advocat's wals. (in Russian) Ю.Ким. Адвокатский вальс
- Kaminskaya, Dina (1982). Final judgment: my life as a Soviet defense attorney. Trans. Michael Glenny. New York: Simon and Schuster.
- "Final judgment: my life as a Soviet defense attorney by Dina Kaminskaya". Michigan Law Review 82 (4): 902–905. February 1984. doi:10.2307/1288692. JSTOR 1288692.
- "ЗВЕЗДЫ АДВОКАТУРЫ", Ежедневные НОВОСТИ (newspaper), Владивосток (in Russian)
- Moscow Helsinki Group, Public Group of the Assistance of the Implementation of Helsinki Accords in the USSR, Moscow Group “Helsinki”
- Giganty i Charodei Slova. Russkie Sudebnye Oratory Vtoroi Poloviny XIX. Nachala XX Veka by V. I. Smolyarchuk
- Holley, Joe (15 July 2006). "Dina Kaminskaya; lawyer defended Soviet dissidents". Washington Post. p. B06.
- Blake, Patricia (2 May 1983). "Law: verdict on Soviet justice". Time.
- Corley, Felix (3 August 2006). "Dina Kaminskaya. Lawyer to Soviet dissidents". The Independent.