Friday, 30 December 2016

#NewsoftheDay 30 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 30 December 2016 – Putin Bans Officials From Owning Foreign Assets Via Third Parties / Russian Orthodox Church Angry as State Destroys “Extremist” Bibles / In Dagestan, relatives of local resident complain about his kidnapping / Chechnya’s SC upholds verdict to Geriev / Hunger strike of blogger Knedlyakovsky in Krasnodar supported by activist Chirikov / Oleg Miskhozhev’s mother reports to Court about torture of her son at police station #RightsinRussia 30 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 29 December 2016

"When intelligent people leave, it's a tragedy for the country" - An interview with Dmitry Zimin [Radio Svoboda]

"When intelligent people leave, it's a tragedy for the country" - An interview with Dmitry Zimin [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 29 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 29 December 2016 - Forgotten ‘Crimean saboteur’ prisoner defended Ukraine during Russian invasion / Bolotnaya case defendant Panfilov to stay in jail until mid-June / Russian court upholds sentence for pensioner over VKontakte post / Southern Human Rights Centre put on registry of foreign agents #RigihtsinRussia 29 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Memorial Human Rights Centre: Statement on the case of Boris Stomakhin

Memorial Human Rights Centre: Statement on the case of Boris Stomakhin - Rights in Russia

Lev Ponomarev: How a Constitution based on “unwritten rules” threatens the authorities - Rights in Russia

Lev Ponomarev: How a Constitution based on “unwritten rules” threatens the authorities - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Territory of Torture - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Territory of Torture - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Aleksei Kungurov - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Aleksei Kungurov - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Andrei Bubeev - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Andrei Bubeev - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 28 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 28 December 2016 - Russia’s terror grip on Crimea tightens with new ruling on 4 Crimean Tatar political prisoners / Russian charged with ’extremism’ for reposting video condemning Russia’s war against Ukraine / Russia’s Supreme Court specifies reasons for liquidation of NGOs / Parties may be liquidated during election race only for extremism – Russian Supreme Court / Court examines investigators' refusal to open case on Geriev's kidnapping #RightsinRussia 28 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

#NewsoftheDay 27 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 27 December 2016 - Moscow School Drops 'Religious Propaganda' Classes Under Pressure from Parents / Russian Supreme Court Overturns Acquittal of Far East 'Partisans' / Kremlin 'Aiming for 70% Victory' in 2018 Presidential Election / Russian activists jailed for crucifix protest at monument to notorious secret police chief #RightsinRussia 27 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 22 December 2016

#NewsoftheDay 22 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 22 December 2016 - Navalny Team Uncovers Miami Homes Belonging To Russian Mayor / Report: Russian Hackers Tracked Ukrainian Artillery Units / UN Creates Body To Prepare Syrian War Crimes Cases Over Russian Objections / Open-Source Sleuths Document Extensive Russian Shelling Of Ukraine In 2014 / Activists Detained In Moscow Along With RFE/RL Journalists / Russian Music Teacher Fired After Homophobe Crusader Complains About Her Piercings / Neighbours of CTO casualties in Grozny report ban on commemoration / In Dagestan, two persons killed in shootout with law enforcers / Russia's Supreme Court upholds sentence for Hizb ut-Tahrir member / Moscow school student’s sentence for joining far-right Ukrainian group reduced / Sixteen persons sentenced for treason, espionage in Russia in 2016 / Russia ordered to pay €900 to 2010 football riot case convict #RightsinRussia 22 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Institute for Law and Public Policy files amicus curiae brief on request of judge of Russian Constitutional Court

Institute for Law and Public Policy files amicus curiae brief on request of judge of Russian Constitutional Court - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 21 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 21 December 2016 - Siberian Media Group Wins Case Against Russian Media Regulator Roskomnadzor / Russian Blogger Convicted, Imprisoned For Post Criticizing Syria Intervention / UN General Assembly Approves Resolution On Russian Abuses In Crimea / Prison Service May Sue Russian Dissident Over Torture Claim / Russia prepares new criminal charges as Crimean Tatar leader refuses to be silenced / Not all relatives of persons killed in Grozny released from police #RightsinRussia 21 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Andrei Zavadski

Andrei Zavadski: "Fear of the Other is the main glue, the main currency of our lauded 'stability' today" - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

International Memorial Society on the recent detention of historian Yury Dmitriev - HRO.org in English

International Memorial Society on the recent detention of historian Yury Dmitriev - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Sherine Tadros (Amnesty International)

Sherine Tadros: "“The world is watching how the UN responds to the plight of Aleppo. [...] UN monitors should not just observe but also be allowed to investigate war crimes being committed" - Rights in Russia

Remember the Date - 20 December 1917, founding of the Cheka (Soviet secret police)

Remember the Date - 20 December 1917, founding of the Cheka (Soviet secret police) - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 20 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 20 December 2016 - Russian Activist Alekseyeva Says NTV Interviewed Her Under False Pretenses / Russian Factory Abandons Condom Plans After Orthodox Protests / Austrian Far-Right Party Signs Cooperation Pact With United Russia / Federal Police Raid Russian Classroom and Arrest High Schooler for Online Extremism / Russian prison staff on trial after 16-year-old Ukrainian tortured to death / Rustam Aptaev detained in Ali-Yurt subjected to torture, his defenders assert / Educators Respond to Plans to Expand Orthodox Education in Russian Schools / Social network group admin charged with pushing teens to suicide to undergo sanity exam #RightsinRussia 20 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 19 December 2016

Weekly Update No. 44 (233) 19 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 44 (233) 19 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Supreme Court Reviews Court Practice in Application of Law on 'Foreign Agents' - HRO.org in English

Supreme Court Reviews Court Practice in Application of Law on 'Foreign Agents' - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Lilia Shibanova - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Lilia Shibanova - Rights in Russia

International Memorial Society is protecting the right to freedom of expression - HRO.org in English

International Memorial Society is protecting the right to freedom of expression - Rights in Russia

Judge dismisses lawsuit brought by International Memorial Society against Ministry of Justice - HRO.org in English

Judge dismisses lawsuit brought by International Memorial Society against Ministry of Justice - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: International Memorial Society - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: International Memorial Society - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Anton Nosik

Legal Case of the Week: Anton Nosik - Rights in Russia

Glasnost Defence Foundation lodges application with European Court of Human Rights over 'foreign agent' law - HRO.org in English

Glasnost Defence Foundation lodges application with European Court of Human Rights over 'foreign agent' law - Rights in Russia

Pavel Chikov: Mr. Kalyapin’s Rich Imagination and Gulag Deputy Chief Maksimenko’s Lies

Pavel Chikov: Mr. Kalyapin’s Rich Imagination and Gulag Deputy Chief Maksimenko’s Lies - Rights in Russia

Aleksei Simonov: Ever fewer safeguards for stability, while ever more are arrested [7X7]

Aleksei Simonov: Ever fewer safeguards for stability, while ever more are arrested [7X7] - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 16 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 16 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Lama Fakih

Lama Fakih: "The risk of atrocities in Syria is not over with the government takeover of Aleppo. Unless combatants and commanders on all sides can see that there could be consequences for their unlawful actions, we will see more crimes replay themselves in other places" - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 19 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 19 December 2016 - Chechen Leader: 11 Militants Killed In Clashes Near Grozny / Chechnya: female employees of state agencies complain about enforcement to work in hijabs / Moscow Refuses To Allow Human Rights Protest Near Turkmenistan's Embassy / Investigators seek to extend detention of ex-Russian governor Belykh #RightsinRussia 19 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Robert van Voren: Peek into the future - Comment

Robert van Voren: Peek into the future - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Tanya Lokshina

Tanya Lokshina: 'Dzhalaldinov is only one of the many victims of this staggering, lawless crackdown' - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 13 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 13 December 2016 - Many detained in Russia for reading aloud the Russian Constitution / Pretrial Detention Of Crimean Tatar Activist Prolonged / Court Rules RBC Must Pay Over $6,000 in Damages to Rosneft in Landmark Media Case / Putin Asked to Intervene as European University in St. Petersburg Loses Licence
/ Navalny loses bid to recuse prosecutors in embezzlement case against him #RightsinRussia 13 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 12 December 2016

Quote for the Day: Anastasia Zotova

Anastasia Zotova: "Prisoners who used to be afraid to reveal the torture and humiliation are now giving evidence. [T]his is still a brave step — prisoners who complain are in the full power of the prisoner administration. And nothing, not even the attention of the Russian and European public, can protect them from the administration’s revenge" - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 43 (232) 12 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 43 (232) 12 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Remember the Date: 12 December 1993 - Russia adopts a new Constitution by referendum

Remember the Date: 12 December 1993 - Russia adopts a new Constitution by referendum - Rights in Russia

Remember the Date: 11 December 1994 - the start of the First Chechen War - Rights in Russia

Remember the Date: 11 December 1994 - the start of the First Chechen War - Rights in Russia

Remember the Date: 11 December 1994 - the start of the First Chechen War - Rights in Russia

Remember the Date: 11 December 1994 - the start of the First Chechen War - Rights in Russia

Memorial recognizes video-blogger Sokolovsky as a political prisoner - Memorial Human Rights Centre

Memorial recognizes video-blogger Sokolovsky as a political prisoner - Rights in Russia

Memorial recognizes opposition politician and journalist from Naberezhnye Chelny Sergei Eretnov as a political prisoner - Memorial Human Rights Centre

Memorial recognizes opposition politician and journalist from Naberezhnye Chelny Sergei Eretnov as a political prisoner - Rights in Russia

Film director Aleksandr Sokurov on the fate of political prisoner Oleg Sentsov - HRO.org in English

Film director Aleksandr Sokurov on the fate of political prisoner Oleg Sentsov - Rights in Russia

Ever fewer Russians believe that the Russian Constitution protects their rights and freedoms - HRO.org in English

Ever fewer Russians believe that the Russian Constitution protects their rights and freedoms - Rights in Russia

Members of the Human Rights Council meet with the President - HRO.org in English

Members of the Human Rights Council meet with the President - Rights in Russia

Has the President finally seen what has happened to the judicial system in this country? - HRO.org in English

Has the President finally seen what has happened to the judicial system in this country? - Rights in Russia

Alekseeva, Gontmakher, and Sokolov write to Medinsky and Chaika concerning exhibition about myths of the Second World War - Rights in Russia

Alekseeva, Gontmakher, and Sokolov write to Medinsky and Chaika concerning exhibition about myths of the Second World War - Rights in Russia

Andrei Babushkin on Valery Borshchev: His Mark on History (LiveJournal) - Rights in Russia

Andrei Babushkin on Valery Borshchev: His Mark on History (LiveJournal) - Rights in Russia

Lev Ponomarev - The Independent Investigation Continues: New Testimony about Torture in Penal Colony 7 - Rights in Russia

Lev Ponomarev - The Independent Investigation Continues: New Testimony about Torture in Penal Colony 7 - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Emir-Huseyn Kuku - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Emir-Huseyn Kuku - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Team 29 - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Team 29 - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 9 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 9 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 12 December 2016 - Rights in Russia


#NewsoftheDay 12 December 2016 - Chechen Whistle-Blower Appeals To Russian Investigators Over Threats By Local Authorities / European University in St. Petersburg Closed by Russian Education Watchdog / Council of Europe calls on Russia to comply with €1.9 ruling in favor of YUKOS / Crimean Tatar rights activist placed in psychiatric clinic on eve of Human Rights Day #RightsinRussia
12 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Russian authorities wage war in Syria but refuse asylum to Syrian refugees - HRO.org in English

Russian authorities wage war in Syria but refuse asylum to Syrian refugees - Rights in Russia

Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: October 2016 - Rights in Russia

Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: October 2016 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Andrei Soldatov

Andrei Soldatov: 'All this looks very Soviet, and totally misplaced. After all, the opposition protests in 2011-2012 were not organized or led from abroad.' - Rights in Russia

Remember the Date: 8 December 1991 - the end of the Soviet Union

Remember the Date: 8 December 1991 - the end of the Soviet Union - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 8 December 2016 - Russian Human Rights Group Memorial Fined as 'Foreign Agent' / Putin Reprimands Penitentiary Service for Prison Conditions / Journalist in Crimea Charged With Extremism / Russian Activists Demand Release Of Dadin, Others Seen As Political Prisoners / Court refused to call Chechen leader Kadyrov as witness in Nemtsov murder case / Russian rights group seeks ECHR compensations be recovered from culprits #RightsinRussia

8 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

The Law on “Foreign Agents” and the Views of Kremlin Officials - HRO.org in English

The Law on “Foreign Agents” and the Views of Kremlin Officials - Rights in Russia

Monday, 5 December 2016

Weekly Update No. 42 (231) 5 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 42 (231) 5 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Chechnya: a Grozny woman reclaims her home after a five-year legal battle - HRO.org in English

Chechnya: a Grozny woman reclaims her home after a five-year legal battle - Rights in Russia

Anastasia Zotova: Latest News on Combating Torture in Prison Colony No. 7 in Segezha [23 Nov. 2016 - Ekho Moskvy]

Anastasia Zotova: Latest News on Combating Torture in Prison Colony No. 7 in Segezha [23 Nov. 2016 - Ekho Moskvy] - Rights in Russia

Sarah Hurst: Letter to Memorial from Oksana Sevastidi, convicted of treason [translation]

Sarah Hurst: Letter to Memorial from Oksana Sevastidi, convicted of treason [translation] - Rights in Russia

Lawyer says political prisoner Ildar Dadin needs medical care - HRO.org in English

Lawyer says political prisoner Ildar Dadin needs medical care - Rights in Russia

Back to the Problem of Lawyers Being Refused Access to Their Clients - HRO.org in English

Back to the Problem of Lawyers Being Refused Access to Their Clients - Rights in Russia

Saratov NGO Sotsium Fined 100,000 Roubles - HRO.org in English

Saratov NGO Sotsium Fined 100,000 Roubles - Rights in Russia

Torture of Ildar Dadin Not Imagined (Dozhd)

Torture of Ildar Dadin Not Imagined (Dozhd) - Rights in Russia

Svetlana Gannushkina receives ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ - HRO.org in English

Svetlana Gannushkina receives ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: For Human Rights - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: For Human Rights - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Oleg Sentsov - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Oleg Sentsov - Rights in Russia

Halya Coynash: Putin’s cynical lies about Oleg Sentsov debunked by International Criminal Court

Halya Coynash: Putin’s cynical lies about Oleg Sentsov debunked by International Criminal Court - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Ole Solvang

Ole Solvang: "Those who ordered and carried out unlawful attacks should be tried for war crimes" - Rights in Russia

Monday, 28 November 2016

Why the Russian government is against the International Criminal Court - HRO.org in English

Why the Russian government is against the International Criminal Court - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 41 (230) 28 November 2016 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 41 (230) 28 November 2016 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Nadezhda Azhgikhina

Nadezhda Azhgikhina: "The only ideology and religion for journalists is commitment to professional and ethical standards. [...] We all have to do our best to resist any attempt to restore Cold War practices" - Rights in Russia

Life prisoners receive right to extended visits - HRO.org in English

Life prisoners receive right to extended visits - Rights in Russia

Federal Ombudsperson visits political prisoner Ildar Dadin in prison - HRO.org in English [from 3 November 2016]

Federal Ombudsperson visits political prisoner Ildar Dadin in prison - Rights in Russia

A letter from Ruslan Sokolovsky [Open Russia]

A letter from Ruslan Sokolovsky [Open Russia] - Rights in Russia

Liudmila Alekseeva: Speech at the 2016 All-Russian Civiс Forum

Liudmila Alekseeva: Speech at the 2016 All-Russian Civiс Forum - Rights in Russia

Tatyana Moskalkova: A vicious circle in the system of justice. Why it is crucial to reform pretrial detention centres [Izvestiya]

Tatyana Moskalkova: A vicious circle in the system of justice. Why it is crucial to reform pretrial detention centres [Izvestiya] - Rights in Russia

Andrei Babushkin: The All-Russia Civic Forum discusses prisons (7X7)

Andrei Babushkin: The All-Russia Civic Forum discusses prisons (7X7) - Rights in Russia

Handbook about Chekists of Great Terror now available on Internet - HRO.org in English

Handbook about Chekists of Great Terror now available on Internet - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Denis Karagodin - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Denis Karagodin - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Stanislav Klykh - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Stanislav Klykh - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 25 November 2016 - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 25 November 2016 - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: International Memorial Society - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: International Memorial Society - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 28 November 2016 - Russia Releases Son Of Crimean Tatar Leader Dzhemilev - via RFE/RL #RightsinRussia

28 November 2016 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 21 November 2016

Weekly Update No. 40 (229) 21 November 2016 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 40 (229) 21 November 2016 - Rights in Russia

Maria Razumovskaya joins Rights in Russia's advisory council

Maria Razumovskaya joins Rights in Russia's advisory council - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch: 'For the past four years, the Kremlin has sought to stigmatize criticism or alternative views of government policy as disloyal, foreign-sponsored, or even traitorous' - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Levada Centre - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Levada Centre - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Evgeniya Lebedeva & Marina Verigina (Torfyanka Park) - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Evgeniya Lebedeva & Marina Verigina (Torfyanka Park) - Rights in Russia

Pavel Chikov: “Even people who’ve never met Dadin talk about his freezing cold cell, how he gets strung up by his handcuffs and how he had his head shoved down the toilet” (Realnoe Vremya)

Pavel Chikov: “Even people who’ve never met Dadin talk about his freezing cold cell, how he gets strung up by his handcuffs and how he had his head shoved down the toilet” (Realnoe Vremya) - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Freedom House

Freedom House: "Social media users who are openly critical of the Russian regime have also faced a targeted campaign of physical violence and acts of intimidation" - Rights in Russia

Liudmila Alekseeva: Congratulations to the Ukrainian Helsinki Group on Its Fortieth Anniversary

Liudmila Alekseeva: Congratulations to the Ukrainian Helsinki Group on Its Fortieth Anniversary - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

New prosecution of rights defender Tatiana Kotlyar - HRO.org in English

New prosecution of rights defender Tatiana Kotlyar - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Evgeniya Chirikova

Evgeniya Chirikova: "Despite overwhelming apathy in parliamentary elections, at the grassroots level Russians from across the socio-economic spectrum have been quietly challenging the authorities" - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 16 November 2016 - Russian Opposition Leader Navalny's Case Sent for Retrial - via NYT #RightsinRussia

16 November 2016 - Rights in Russia

Remember the Date: 16 November 2009 - the death in custody of Sergei Magnitsky - Rights in Russia

Remember the Date: 16 November 2009 - the death in custody of Sergei Magnitsky - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court

Fatou Bensouda: "The situation in the Crimea and Sevastopol is equivalent to the international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation" - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 15 November 2016 - Hague Prosecutor's Finding On Ukraine Conflict Gives Kyiv Legal Heft, But Little Else - via RFE/RL #RightsinRussia

15 November 2016 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 14 November 2016

Weekly Update No. 39 (228) 14 November 2016 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 39 (228) 14 November 2016 - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Ildar Dadin - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Ildar Dadin - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Scientology - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Scientology - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Perm Civic Chamber - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Perm Civic Chamber - Rights in Russia

Harassment of Perm Civic Chamber continues - HRO.org in English

Harassment of Perm Civic Chamber continues - Rights in Russia

How NGOs in Chelyabinsk become “foreign agents” with help of officials from Ministry of Justice - HRO.org in English

How NGOs in Chelyabinsk become “foreign agents” with help of officials from Ministry of Justice - Rights in Russia

Harassment of journalist Grigory Pasko continues - HRO.org in English

Harassment of journalist Grigory Pasko continues - Rights in Russia

Andrei Babushkin on the Public Oversight Commission Conference at the Public Chamber (7X7)

Andrei Babushkin on the Public Oversight Commission Conference at the Public Chamber (7X7) - Rights in Russia

Pavel Chikov and Igor Kalyapin visit Karelian prison colony No. 7 where Ildar Dadin is held - HRO.org in English

Pavel Chikov and Igor Kalyapin visit Karelian prison colony No. 7 where Ildar Dadin is held - Rights in Russia

Political prisoner Ildar Dadin describes torture and beatings to members of Human Rights Council - HRO.org in English

Political prisoner Ildar Dadin describes torture and beatings to members of Human Rights Council - Rights in Russia

Online petition calls for increase in number of members of Public Oversight Commissions - HRO.org in English

Online petition calls for increase in number of members of Public Oversight Commissions - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Nina Ognianova

Nina Ognianova: 'We call for the immediate and unconditional release of Zhalaudi Geriyev.' - Rights in Russia

Monday, 7 November 2016

Weekly Update No. 38 (227) 7 November 2016 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 38 (227) 7 November 2016 - Rights in Russia

Sverdlovsk Ombudsperson Tatyana Merzlyakova finds nothing to insult the feelings of believers in the case of 'Pokemon catcher' Ruslan Sokolovsky - HRO.org in English

Sverdlovsk Ombudsperson Tatyana Merzlyakova finds nothing to insult the feelings of believers in the case of 'Pokemon catcher' Ruslan Sokolovsky - Rights in Russia

Aleksandr Podrabinek: A “Day of Commemoration” has replaced “Political Prisoner’s Day” - Rights in Russia

Aleksandr Podrabinek: A “Day of Commemoration” has replaced “Political Prisoner’s Day” - Rights in Russia

Media attack on International Memorial Society - HRO.org in English

Media attack on International Memorial Society - Rights in Russia

Political Prisoner’s Day, 30 October 1974 - Voices from the Past [A Chronicle of Current Events (33.1)]

Political Prisoner’s Day, 30 October 1974 - Rights in Russia

Officials treat raid on Amnesty International’s office as “a matter of the rent” - HRO.org in English

Officials treat raid on Amnesty International’s office as “a matter of the rent” - Rights in Russia

Officials deprive Lyudmila Kuzmina, head of Golos Volga division, of her entire pension - HRO.org in English

Officials deprive Lyudmila Kuzmina, head of Golos Volga division, of her entire pension - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Natalya Sharina - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Natalya Sharina - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Ildar Dadin - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Ildar Dadin - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Amnesty International - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Amnesty International - Rights in Russia

Statement by Council of Human Rights Defenders of Russia on the Public Chamber and Public Oversight - HRO.org in English

Statement by Council of Human Rights Defenders of Russia on the Public Chamber and Public Oversight - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 4 November 2016 - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 4 November 2016 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 31 October 2016

Weekly Update No. 37 (226) 31 October 2016 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 37 (226) 31 October 2016 - Rights in Russia

Voices from the Past - extracts from A Chronicle of Current Events (1968-1982) - Selected and annotated by John Crowfoot

The Fund to Aid Political Prisoners (1974-1983) - Rights in Russia

Protests against the Invasion of Hungary in the USSR: The People of October 1956 - HRO.org in English

Protests against the Invasion of Hungary in the USSR: The People of October 1956 - Rights in Russia

Journalist prosecuted for trying to investigate electoral fraud - HRO.org in English

Journalist prosecuted for trying to investigate electoral fraud - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 31 October 2016 - Dozens Recite Names Of Stalin's Victims In Moscow Ceremony - via RFE/RL #RightsinRussia

31 October 2016 - Rights in Russia

On the trial and conviction of Magomednabi Magomedov - HRO.org in English

On the trial and conviction of Magomednabi Magomedov - Rights in Russia

Zoya Svetova on Stanislav Klykh’s condition in Russian pre-trial detention centre - HRO.org in English

Zoya Svetova on Stanislav Klykh’s condition in Russian pre-trial detention centre - Rights in Russia

Arseny Roginsky: "There is no memory of the cost of the victory. Instead, there is a myth about Stalin" - Rights in Russia

Arseny Roginsky: "There is no memory of the cost of the victory. Instead, there is a myth about Stalin" - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Levada Centre does not wish to wear the label of ‘foreign agent’ - HRO.org in English

Levada Centre does not wish to wear the label of ‘foreign agent’ - Rights in Russia

Nadezhda Azhgikhina: UNESCO Stop Impunity Day in Russia, 2016

Nadezhda Azhgikhina: UNESCO Stop Impunity Day in Russia, 2016 - Rights in Russia

Memorial recognizes former Kostroma police officer Aleksei Nikonorov as a political prisoner

Memorial recognizes former Kostroma police officer Aleksei Nikonorov as a political prisoner - Rights in Russia

Staff at Citizens’ Watch in St. Petersburg summoned to police station - HRO.org in English

Staff at Citizens’ Watch in St. Petersburg summoned to police station - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Amnesty International

Amnesty International: "AI has documented the worsening situation of basic freedoms, unfair trials and torture and other ill-treatment, as well as human rights violations in the North Caucasus and Crimea." - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 26 October 2016 - Volgograd human rights defender Igor Nagavkin stops his hunger strike - via Caucasian Knot #RightsinRussia

26 October 2016 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 24 October 2016

Vera Vasilieva: Pardon Aleksei Pichugin - HRO.org in English

Vera Vasilieva: Pardon Aleksei Pichugin - Rights in Russia

In Memory of Andrzej Wajda - HRO.org in English

In Memory of Andrzej Wajda - Rights in Russia

Sergei Sokolov: Do Not Dare Say The Murder Is Solved [Novaya gazeta]

Sergei Sokolov: Do Not Dare Say The Murder Is Solved [Novaya gazeta] - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Denis Krivosheev

Denis Krivosheev: "No-one can deny the right to criticize a piece of art, but equally no-one, including the government and its proxies, should be allowed to forcibly impose their views on others” - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Svetlana Margieva - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Svetlana Margieva - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Igor Nagavkin - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Igor Nagavkin - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Nadezhda Charitable Foundation (Makhachkala) - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Nadezhda Charitable Foundation (Makhachkala) - Rights in Russia

Halya Coynash: Russia’s new offensive against civil society has grave implications for Ukrainian political prisoners

Halya Coynash: Russia’s new offensive against civil society has grave implications for Ukrainian political prisoners - Rights in Russia

Monday, 17 October 2016

Legal Case of the Week: Garry Kasparov - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Garry Kasparov - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Roman Roslovtsev - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Roman Roslovtsev - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Deti-404 - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Deti-404 - Rights in Russia

Branch of International Memorial Society opens in Czech Republic - HRO.org in English

Branch of International Memorial Society opens in Czech Republic - Rights in Russia

Expert testimony in court declared Bolotnoe prisoner Maksim Panfilov not of sound mind - HRO.org in English

Expert testimony in court declared Bolotnoe prisoner Maksim Panfilov not of sound mind - Rights in Russia

Public Prison Observers call for the closing of a Prison Colony for infringement of human rights - HRO.org in English

Public Prison Observers call for the closing of a Prison Colony for infringement of human rights - Rights in Russia

Club of NGO Lawyers Continues Assistance to Organizations Subjected to Discrimination - HRO.org in English

Club of NGO Lawyers Continues Assistance to Organizations Subjected to Discrimination - Rights in Russia

Statement by the Free Historical Society: "We express solidarity with Memorial" - HRO.org in English

Statement by the Free Historical Society: "We express solidarity with Memorial" - Rights in Russia

Lawyer for blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky complains about findings of linguistic expertise HRO.org in English

Lawyer for blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky complains about findings of linguistic expertise - Rights in Russia

Calls for the killing of St. Petersburg journalist Dmitry Tsilikin to be recognised as a hate crime - HRO.org in English

Calls for the killing of St. Petersburg journalist Dmitry Tsilikin to be recognised as a hate crime - Rights in Russia

In Memoriam: Aleksandr Cherkasov remembers Anna Politkovskaya [Open Russia]

In Memoriam: Aleksandr Cherkasov remembers Anna Politkovskaya [Open Russia] - Rights in Russia

On the abduction of Anzor Saraliev, a resident of Germany, in Grozny - HRO.org in English

On the abduction of Anzor Saraliev, a resident of Germany, in Grozny - Rights in Russia

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Kirill Koroteev: "The members of the Mejlis are in danger" - HRO.org in English

Kirill Koroteev: "The members of the Mejlis are in danger" - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Yaroslav Belousov - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Yaroslav Belousov - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Viktor Kapitonov - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Viktor Kapitonov - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: International Memorial Society - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: International Memorial Society - Rights in Russia

Aleksandra Polivanova: 'I am happy to work at Memorial' - HRO.org in English

Aleksandra Polivanova: 'I am happy to work at Memorial' - Rights in Russia

In Samara, police enter aeroplane to detain Golos activist Liudmila Kuzmina - HRO.org in English

In Samara, police enter aeroplane to detain Golos activist Liudmila Kuzmina - Rights in Russia

On the harassment of the International Memorial Society in Russia - HRO.org in English

On the harassment of the International Memorial Society in Russia - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Yulia Gorbunova

Yulia Gorbunova: 'As long as the Kremlin continues to demonize and marginalize critical voices, attacks like these will continue' [on the attack on an exhibition at the Sakharov Centre] - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 7 October 2016 - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 7 October 2016 - Rights in Russia