Tuesday, 27 June 2017

27 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 27 June 2017 - Jury Deliberating In Trial Of Accused Nemtsov Killers / Convicted Of Defamation, Former Kursk Oblast Lawmaker Remains Undaunted / United by persecution, Crimean Tatars celebrate National Flag Day  



27 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Igor Kochetkov: Human rights through the prism of the LGBT movement [Cogita]

Igor Kochetkov: Human rights through the prism of the LGBT movement [Cogita] - Rights in Russia

Monday, 26 June 2017

Weekly Update No. 25 (258) 26 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 25 (258) 26 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

26 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 26 June 2017 - Russia targets Telegram app after St Petersburg bombing / Is the End Near for Telegram in Russia? / Moscow court approves settlement between Rosneft and RBC in defamation lawsuit / Russian court suspends activity of "Polish Community" Association / Probe into another participant of Moscow unauthorized rally completed / Historians associate prosecution of Ruslan Gvashev with ignorance of Adyg customs / On June 19-25, 2017, two persons fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus / Zhalaudi Geriev's complaint filed to ECtHR / Two persons killed in shootout in Khasavyurt  



26 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Russian LGBT Network - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Russian LGBT Network - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Denis Bakholdin - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Denis Bakholdin - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Bayev and Others v. Russia [ECtHR] - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Bayev and Others v. Russia [ECtHR] - Rights in Russia

Memorial Human Rights Centre recognizes one more defendant in the ‘Case of 26 March’ - Dmitry Krepkin – as a political prisoner

Memorial Human Rights Centre recognizes one more defendant in the ‘Case of 26 March’ - Dmitry Krepkin – as a political prisoner - Rights in Russia

Memorial Human Rights Centre recognizes seven people convicted in two ‘Hizb ut-Tahrir’ cases in Kazan as political prisoners

Memorial Human Rights Centre recognizes seven people convicted in two ‘Hizb ut-Tahrir’ cases in Kazan as political prisoners - Rights in Russia

Memorial Human Rights Centre recognizes one more participant in the ‘Don’t Call Him Dimon’ protest - Aleksandr Shpakov – as a political prisoner

Memorial Human Rights Centre recognizes one more participant in the ‘Don’t Call Him Dimon’ protest - Aleksandr Shpakov – as a political prisoner - Rights in Russia

Valentina Cherevatenko: We have been labelled a “foreign agent” for our peacekeeping activities [Don News]

Valentina Cherevatenko: We have been labelled a “foreign agent” for our peacekeeping activities [Don News] - Rights in Russia

Ilya Novikov on what you should do if you are detained at a demonstration [Ekho Moskvy]

Ilya Novikov on what you should do if you are detained at a demonstration [Ekho Moskvy] - Rights in Russia

Ilya Novikov on what you should do if you are detained at a demonstration [Ekho Moskvy]

Ilya Novikov on what you should do if you are detained at a demonstration [Ekho Moskvy] - Rights in Russia

Criminal charges brought against rights defender Valentina Cherevatenko under "foreign agent" law [VoA]

Criminal charges brought against rights defender Valentina Cherevatenko under "foreign agent" law [VoA] - Rights in Russia

Martin Dewhirst reviews Gleb Morev's 'Dissidenty: dvadtsat' razgovorov' [Dissidents: Twenty Conversations]

Martin Dewhirst reviews Gleb Morev's 'Dissidenty: dvadtsat' razgovorov' [Dissidents: Twenty Conversations] - Rights in Russia

Appeals broadcast in support of Yury Dmitriev by writer Dmitry Bykov and musician Boris Grebenshchikov

Appeals broadcast in support of Yury Dmitriev by writer Dmitry Bykov and musician Boris Grebenshchikov - Rights in Russia

Friday, 23 June 2017

OVD-Info: Russian protesters face pepper spray and torture in detention

OVD-Info: Russian protesters face pepper spray and torture in detention - Rights in Russia

23 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 23 June 2017 - Alexei Navalny barred from Russia presidential poll / 'I Had to Breathe Through My Clothes': Russian Police Pepper-Sprayed Protesters in a Cell / State Duma passes bill on blocking mirror websites / Russian media watchdog warns Telegram of potential block / Founder of Russian Messaging App Defies Official Ultimatum / Crimean Tatars face 10-year sentences for refusal to testify against innocent men / Moscow City Court upholds verdict on compulsory medical treatment for Maxim Panfilov / Resident of Chechnya detained for killing three law enforcers in 2000  



23 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 22 June 2017

22 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 22 June 2017 Russian Duma Approves Bill To Protect Top Officials' Personal Data / Jury Deliberations Postponed In Trial Of Accused Nemtsov Killers / Moscow court upholds compulsory treatment of Bolotnaya activist Panfilov /Russian government files new bill regulating NGO activity / Rizvan Ibragimov claims his prosecution initiated by law enforcers / Russian FSB ‘Expert’ in trial of Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov doesn’t know the language / Crimean Tatar Leader Umerov's Trial Resumes In Simferopol / Journalist turns to police after being beaten in North Ossetia  



22 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

21 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 21 June 2017 Trial Of Crimean Journalist Semena Adjourned Until July / Activist Flees Crimea Fearing For Safety / Russian Regions Slash Cancer Spending Amid Rising Costs / State Duma passes bill regulating Federal Guard Service’s activities / Russia gives imprisoned Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz 10 minutes with his dying mother / Putin critic living in Ukraine seized, tortured and jailed in Russia / Chechen publicist Rizvan Ibragimov sentenced to 2.5 years of conditional imprisonment / Activists report about arrest of organizer of protest walks in Krasnodar / Advocate of Nemtsov's family urges Kadyrov to acknowledge his guilt  



21 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

20 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 20 June 2017 Imprisoned Crimean Tatar Allowed To See Dying Mother, Lawyer Says / Russian 'gay propaganda' law ruled discriminatory by European court / ECtHR rule exposes homophobic nature of Russian “gay propaganda law” / Crimean Jehovah’s Witnesses told to renounce their faith or serve in occupiers’ army /
Former Director Of Moscow's Gogol Center Theater Detained In Embezzlement Case / Russian convicted of ‘incitement’ for reposting criticism of Russia’s war against Ukraine / Over 50 Chechen gays get help from "Russian LGBT Network" / Court upholds sentence given to Russian Press Agency’s ex-head for extremism / Coordinator of Alexei Navalny's office in Rostov accused of repeated violation of rules for holding actions / Sentence given to Moscow unauthorized rally participant takes effect
 



20 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Simon Cosgrove: Police break up peaceful protests in Russia - Blog on Rights in Russia

Simon Cosgrove: Police break up peaceful protests in Russia - Rights in Russia

Valentina Cherevatenko: We have been labelled a “foreign agent” for our peacekeeping activities [Don News]

Valentina Cherevatenko: We have been labelled a “foreign agent” for our peacekeeping activities [Don News] - Rights in Russia

Monday, 19 June 2017

Weekly Update No. 24 (257) 19 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 24 (257) 19 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

19 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 19 June 2017 Sentence given to Moscow unauthorized rally participant takes effect / Russian Ministry of Justice proposes to extend jury trials to more cases / On June 12-18, there were no victims of armed conflict in Northern Caucasus / 40 people come to picket "Shame to Rosgvardia!" in Rostov-on-Don / Residents of Nalchik oppose erection of monument to Kalmykov / Rostov-on-Don housing shareholders state authorities are not ready for dialogue  



19 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Memorial Human Rights Centre recognizes Yury Kuly, who took part in the ‘Don’t Call Him Dimon’ protest, as a political prisoner

Memorial Human Rights Centre recognizes Yury Kuly, who took part in the ‘Don’t Call Him Dimon’ protest, as a political prisoner - Rights in Russia

Memorial Human Rights Centre considers mathematician Dmitry Bogatov a political prisoner

Memorial Human Rights Centre considers mathematician Dmitry Bogatov a political prisoner - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: OVD-Info - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: OVD-Info - 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: Dinar Idrisov - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Dinar Idrisov - Rights in Russia

A quota for killings, 1938: Arrest 5,000 more, and shoot 60% - Rights in Russia

A quota for killings, 1938: Arrest 5,000 more, and shoot 60% - Rights in Russia

Who is Yury Dmitriev - and why does he face 15 years' imprisonment? - Rights in Russia

Who is Yury Dmitriev - and why does he face 15 years' imprisonment? - Rights in Russia

Sergei Davidis on the "March 26" case: A new “Bolotnaya” for Navalny’s supporters - HRO.org in English

Sergei Davidis on the "March 26" case: A new “Bolotnaya” for Navalny’s supporters - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 16 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 16 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Friday, 16 June 2017

16 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 16 June 2017 Moscow Court Cuts Navalny's 30-Day Jail Term To 25 / Two Russian Opposition Activists Flee To Ukraine / Oligarch Buys Independent Russian News Outlet RBC / Dinar Idrisov receives administrative sentence / Teenager put under house arrest in relation to clash with police at June 12 rally / Russian high school history teacher is fired after attending June 12 anti-corruption protest / 18 months forced psychiatric treatment for opposing Russia’s war against Ukraine / Russian sentenced to 5 years’ imprisonment for defending Ukraine / Organizer of anti-corruption rally in Makhachkala avoids administrative punishment / Court ignores defendants' fears about seizure of documents in Boris Nemtsov's murder case  



16 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

1,700 people detained at Russia’s anti-corruption protests [OVD-Info]

1,700 people detained at Russia’s anti-corruption protests [OVD-Info] - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 15 June 2017

15 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 15 June 2017 Chechen Authorities Say Charge Against Amriyev Dropped / "Novaya Gazeta": power agents demand from Amriev to plead guilty / Russia Bars Imprisoned Crimean Tatar From Seeing Dying Mother / Russian Activist Fined After Reading Constitution On Red Square / Russian Elections Chief Says 'Practically No Chance' Navalny Can Get On Presidential Ballot / Chechen villagers report young people's detentions / Organizer of anticorruption rally detained in Makhachkala / Reuters: two gays from Chechnya report about detentions and torture / Russia: Police humiliate and mistreat hundreds of detained peaceful protesters  



15 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

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Andrei Kalikh: "Corruption has become much more complex than mere bribery" [OpenDemocracy]

Andrei Kalikh: "Corruption has become much more complex than mere bribery" - Rights in Russia

Anastasia Zotova speaks at London's Pushkin House [from 20 April 2017]

Agora reports on increase of censorship in Russia following conflict with Ukraine

Agora reports on increase of censorship in Russia following conflict with Ukraine - Rights in Russia

Lev Pomomarev on Torture, on Housing Demolition [Radio Sol]

Lev Pomomarev on Torture, on Housing Demolition [Radio Sol] - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

14 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 14 June 2017 St. Petersburg Ombudsman Says City Authorities Provoked Protests / Russian Court Turns Down Request Of Navalny's Jailed Brother To Mitigate Sentence / Russian MPs back Moscow demolition project despite protests / Russian Lawmakers Approve Plan to Relocate 1.6 Million Muscovites / Protesters Detained As Duma Approves Moscow Demolitions / State Duma passes bill banning anonymous messenger accounts in first reading / UN rights watchdog stops Ukraine from extraditing asylum seeker to Russia / Health Concerns for Ukrainian Serving Insane Sentence as Russia’s Revenge for Maidan / Crimean Journalist Hopes To Steer Trial Away From 'Politics' / Zhalaudi Geriev celebrates his birthday behind bars / Police release activist Bagomed Bagomedov detained at rally in Makhachkala / Counter Terrorism Operatiion regime cancelled in two districts of Dagestan / Interview: Why World Cup Rights Work in Russia Is No Game / Red Card  



14 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

13 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 13 June 2017 - Russia Criticized For Detaining More Than 1,500 Anticorruption Protesters / Chechen Man Sentenced For Politkovskaya's Murder Dies In Prison / Disgraced EuroMaidan Special Forces Reappear at Moscow Protests / Russian activist Belousov seeks reversal of judgment in Bolotnaya riot case / Russia protests: Opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced / In Makhachkala, "Caucasian Knot" correspondent attacked at rally of Alexei Navalny's supporters / Makhachkala residents state that policemen disrupted anti-corruption rally. / In Sochi, police disperse action of Alexei Navalny's supporters #RightsinRussia



13 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 12 June 2017

12 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 12 June 2017 Russia protests: Hundreds detained at opposition rallies / Russia: Mass arrests tighten authorities’ stranglehold on freedom of expression / Russia refuses to let imprisoned Crimean Tatar leader see his gravely ill mother / Poison in the System - the case of Aleksandr Perepilichnyy / Pyotr Zaikin: Murad Amriev's refusal of legal aid not related to jurisprudence / Rights defenders explain Amriev's statements as compromise with Chechen law enforcers / Murad Amriev says his rights are observed in Chechnya / Amriev rejects advocate Zaikin / Russia puts Historian of the Soviet Terror on Trial / State Duma committee backs bill banning anonymous messenger accounts  



12 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 23 (256) 12 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 23 (256) 12 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

One more anti-corruption protester arrested in Moscow [OVD-Info]

One more anti-corruption protester arrested in Moscow [OVD-Info] - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Murad Amriev - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Murad Amriev - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Church of Scientology - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Church of Scientology - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Rus Sidyashchaya ['Russia Behind Bars'] - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Rus Sidyashchaya ['Russia Behind Bars'] - Rights in Russia

Ivan Pavlov on the conviction of Natalia Sharina, ex-director of the Library of Ukrainian Literature [Radio Svoboda]

Ivan Pavlov on the conviction of Natalia Sharina, ex-director of the Library of Ukrainian Literature [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Karinna Moskalenko: Aleksei Pichugin’s Sentence Has Zero Legitimacy

Karinna Moskalenko: Aleksei Pichugin’s Sentence Has Zero Legitimacy - Rights in Russia

On the prosecution of human rights activist Valentina Cherevatenko - HRO.org in English

On the prosecution of human rights activist Valentina Cherevatenko - Rights in Russia

Zoya Svetova: The Case of Yury Dmitriev and the Dragon from the Great Terror [Open Russia]

Zoya Svetova: The Case of Yury Dmitriev and the Dragon from the Great Terror [Open Russia] - Rights in Russia

Head of human rights council condemns public caging of defendants

Head of human rights council condemns public caging of defendants - Rights in Russia

Genry Reznik on recent developments in the legal profession

Genry Reznik on recent developments in the legal profession - Rights in Russia

Friday, 9 June 2017

9 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 9 June 2017 Protesters Detained As Hundreds Decry Plans To Demolish Soviet-Era Housing In Moscow / Belarus Sends Chechen Man Back To Russia Despite Fears For His Life / MMA Champion Amriev is taken to Chechnya / ECtHR asks Russia to clarify its position in Murad Amriev's case / Murad Amriev's family members leave Chechnya for security reasons / Court Orders Scientology Church Leader, Members Detained In St. Petersburg / Defendant in St. Petersburg Church of Scientology case put under house arrest / Finance Ministry ordered to pay $3,500 to Russian citizen for unlawful prosecution  



9 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 8 June 2017

8 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 8 June 2017 Offices Of Prison Rights Group Searched In Moscow / St. Petersburg Church of Scientology executive director put in detention / Alleged member of St. Petersburg Church of Scientology detained in extremism case / Chechen Prosecutor's Office demands to block 12 materials on Internet / 250,000 roubles allocated for victims of special operation in Nalchik  



8 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

7 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 7 June 2017 Russian Lawmakers Propose Broadening Controversial 'Foreign Agent' Law / Moscow Anticorruption March To Go Ahead Despite Government's Restrictions / Moscow's English-Language Weekly To Change Hands, Cut Staff / Alleged member of St. Petersburg Church of Scientology detained in extremism case / State Duma adopts bill on blacklist of corrupt officials / Resident of Dagestan killed in shootout with law enforcers / Volgograd: Alexei Navalny's supporters complain about eviction from new premises / Animal rights defenders criticize police for opening fire at a cow in Makhachkala / Amnesty International: Torture Survivor Murad Amriev at risk of arbitrary detention / In Bryansk, Murad Amriev identifies Chechen law enforcer who tortured him  



7 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

6 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 6 June 2017 Russian court drops charges against Guardian reporter / Hundreds Protest Moscow City Hall's Plans To Demolish Soviet-Era Buildings / Activists: Chechen Man Who Claimed Torture Narrowly Escapes Transfer To Grozny / Church of Scientology Raided by Russian Security Forces (Again) / ECtHR awards over €15,000 to ex-Yukos security chief sentenced to life / Russian TV uses Crimean Tatar political prisoner to claim Ukraine is "funding terrorism" / Gay from Dagestan describes his escape from Russia / Eyewitnesses report raids on Salafi mosques and halal cafes in Makhachkala  



6 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 5 June 2017

5 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 5 June 2017 Ex-head of Ukraine library in Moscow Natalia Sharina guilty / Russia: Conviction of librarian for holding ‘extremist books’ demonstrates utter contempt for rule of law / Chechen Man Who Claimed Torture Said Detained In Russia / Crimean Journalist's Trial Resumes, Adjourned Until June 14 / Russian Magazine The New Times Closes Print Amid Financial Troubles / Crimean Tatar activist prosecuted for Facebook birthday greeting to Mustafa Dzhemilev / Russian Justice Ministry drafts bill regulating activities of foreign NGOs’ branches / Russian Interior Ministry ordered to pay $1,200 to man tortured by police / Russian government, Supreme Court back bill on prison terms for carousel voting / Russia: Rights Activist Facing Charges. First Criminal Inquiry in a ‘Foreign Agents’ case  



5 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 22 (255) 5 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 22 (255) 5 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

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

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

Person of the Week: Aleksei Moroshkin - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Aleksei Moroshkin - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Valentina Cherevatenko - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Valentina Cherevatenko - Rights in Russia

The Revolving Door: Signs of a thaw in Russia’s treatment of political prisoners hide the reality of a targeted campaign against active citizens [OVD-Info]

The Revolving Door: Signs of a thaw in Russia’s treatment of political prisoners hide the reality of a targeted campaign against active citizens [OVD-Info] - Rights in Russia

Memorial recognizes three more Sochi residents, convicted for sending text messages, as political prisoners

Memorial recognizes three more Sochi residents, convicted for sending text messages, as political prisoners - Rights in Russia

The case of scientist Vladimir Lapygin, convicted of ‘espionage’ - HRO.org in English

The case of scientist Vladimir Lapygin, convicted of ‘espionage’ - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Lev Rubinshtein

Lev Rubinshtein: "In our day, this abysmal xenophobia most often takes the form of an unbridled, hysterical homophobia" - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Aleksei Simonov

Aleksei Simonov: "There has probably not been a situation as awful as there is now with regard to free speech since the late 1950s and early 1960s" - Rights in Russia

Stefania Kulaeva: "The Three S’s of Lev Rubinshtein and LGBT" [Radio Svoboda]

Stefania Kulaeva: "The Three S’s of Lev Rubinshtein and LGBT" [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Memorial Human Rights Centre on Ukrainian authorities’ ban on access to Russian mass media and social media networks - HRO.org in English

Memorial Human Rights Centre on Ukrainian authorities’ ban on access to Russian mass media and social media networks - Rights in Russia

Aleksei Simonov on freedom of speech in Russia: “Anything left living in this realm has to be trampled”

Aleksei Simonov on freedom of speech in Russia: “Anything left living in this realm has to be trampled” - Rights in Russia

Svetlana Gannushkina: 'The draft law on the revocation of citizenship is in essence absurd'

Svetlana Gannushkina: 'The draft law on the revocation of citizenship is in essence absurd' - Rights in Russia

Two new books on Stalinist repression by detained historian Yury Dmitriev presented in Karelia - HRO.org in English

Two new books on Stalinist repression by detained historian Yury Dmitriev presented in Karelia - Rights in Russia

Friday, 2 June 2017

Rights activists discuss Ombudsperson's annual report [Radio Svoboda]

Rights activists discuss Ombudsperson's annual report [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Memorial believes mathematician Dmitry Bogatov is political prisoner - HRO.org in English

Memorial believes mathematician Dmitry Bogatov is political prisoner - Rights in Russia

2 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 2 June 2017 NGO Head Is First Russian Charged With A Crime Under Foreign Agent Law / Russia's Jehovah's Witnesses Meet in Defiance of 'Extremism' Ban / Navalny Challenges Moscow Authorities' Refusal To Allow Protest In City Center / Chechen Accused Of Plotting To Kill Putin Survives Shooting In Kyiv
An assassination attempt on a Chechen man whom Russian / Putin: Package of proposals on judicial system improvement agreed / Historians link shooting in Novocherkassk with formation of dissident movement
 



2 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 1 June 2017

1 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 1 June 2017 Navalny Denied Permission For Central Moscow Rally / Court Orders Release Of Russian Activist From Psychiatric Clinic / Verdict In Moscow-Based Ukrainian Library Director's Hate-Crime Trial Postponed / Chechen Prosecutor Wants Charlie Hebdo Blocked / 32% of Russians Support Physical Punishment for Teens — Poll / Russia begins trial of Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov by removing his defence lawyer / Volunteer of Alexei Navalny's office in Rostov fined for taking part in anticorruption action / Russian Supreme Court cancels conviction of journalist Elena Nadtoka  



1 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

31 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 31 May 2017 Landlord Of Navalny's Election Headquarters In Irkutsk Attacked / Moscow Court Orders Navalny To Remove Video With Medvedev Corruption Allegations / Russian Court Orders Navalny to Apologize for Government Corruption Claims /
Russian billionaire Usmanov wins libel lawsuit against Navalny / Russian Finance Ministry to pay activist Dadin $38,600 for unlawful prosecution / Kadyrov Invites French, German Leaders To Investigate Reports Of Gay Abuse / Amnesty Challenges Russia Over Abuse Of Gays In Chechnya / Defence of Novocherkassk journalist Elena Nadtoka demands to cancel verdict due to ECtHR's decision / "Rosstat": 25% of Karachay-Cherkessians live below poverty line  



31 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

30 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 30 May 2017 Global activists demand protection for gay men in Chechnya / Daghestan Court Sentences Man To 19 Years On Terrorism Charges / Moscow Court Rejects Navalny Motions In Oligarch's Defamation Suit / Holy Roller: News Site Told Russian Priest's Land Cruiser Is Off-Limits / Grand Chamber of ECHR to review Navalny’s case / ECtHR ruling in favor of Russian opposition politician Kasparov takes effect / Right to free elections in Russia violated in 2011 – ECtHR / In Makhachkala, police release detained participants of anticorruption rally / HRC "Memorial" extends list of political prisoners  



30 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 29 May 2017

Weekly Update No. 21 (254) 29 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 21 (254) 29 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

29 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 29 May 2017 Russia Seeks Suspended Sentence For Ukrainian Library Director / Detention Of Bard-Loving Boy In Moscow Sparks Outrage / Russian Scientist Convicted Of Treason Asks Putin For Clemency / Dane Arrested in Russia for 'Extremist' Jehovah's Witnesses Meeting / Magomed Daudov denies accusations of gays' persecutions in Chechnya / Macron Accuses Russian State Media Of 'Propaganda' / Court recognizes violation of visually impaired children's rights in Volgograd / Number of detainees after Makhachkala rally reaches four  



29 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

The Russian LGBT Network has evacuated more than forty homosexuals from Chechnya [Nastoyashchee vremya]

The Russian LGBT Network has evacuated more than forty homosexuals from Chechnya [Nastoyashchee vremya] - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Tanya Lokshina

Tanya Lokshina: "Chechen law enforcement and security officials under the control of Ramzan Kadyrov [...] have been rounding up gay men as part of an apparent anti-gay purge" - Rights in Russia

Vera Vasilieva: Resisting the Gulag [Radio Svoboda]

Vera Vasilieva: Resisting the Gulag [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Sergei Lukashevsky: Sakharov a very awkward figure for today’s Russian regime [VOA]

Sergei Lukashevsky: Sakharov a very awkward figure for today’s Russian regime [VOA] - Rights in Russia

Justice Ministry says authorities can organize public rallies without restrictions

Justice Ministry says authorities can organize public rallies without restrictions - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Public Verdict Foundation - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Public Verdict Foundation - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Aleksandr Shpakov - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Aleksandr Shpakov - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Emil Kurbedinov - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Emil Kurbedinov - Rights in Russia

Friday, 26 May 2017

26 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 26 May 2017 - CPJ Urges Russia To Bring Those Responsible For Journalist's Killing To Justice /
Anti-Gay Purge in Chechnya - HRW / Tatiana Lokshina: Chechnya arranges raids against gays with tacit consent of Kremlin / Chechen Parliament Speaker Played Key Role in Anti-Gay Purges – HRW / Russia investigates 'gay purge' in Chechnya / Russian Supreme Court upholds liquidation of Jehovah’s Witnesses chapter / Number of jailed entrepreneurs drops by 24% - Russian business ombudsman / Crimean Tatar rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov wins major human rights award / PACE appoints special rapporteur on case of Boris Nemtsov's murder / Arthur Panov complains to ECtHR about violation of his rights / Russian Blogger Goes on Trial for ‘Inflicting Pain’ on the Cop He Says Beat Him Up / Svetlana Anokhina awarded 2016 Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev journalism award
 



26 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 25 May 2017

25 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 25 May 2017 - Editor Of Siberian Newspaper Shot Dead / Russia Fines Navalny Ally For Extremism Over John Oliver Repost / World Cup 2018: Fifa admits workers have suffered human rights abuses / Prosecutors To Look Into Comments By Transparency International Official / Prosecutor Demands Lengthy Prison Terms in Kabardino-Balkaria 'Caliphate Trial' / Alexei Venediktov reports Boris Nemtsov's complaints about threats in connection with "Charlie Hebdo" / "Legal Initiative" reports disappearance of Chechen woman / Kuban farmer Petrov released under house arrest  



25 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Lev Ponomarev: The task of the human rights movement is to prevent the spread of violence in the country

Lev Ponomarev: The task of the human rights movement is to prevent the spread of violence in the country - Rights in Russia

Yury Dzhibladze on official Russian reaction to visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens to EU [Voice of America]

Yury Dzhibladze on official Russian reaction to visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens to EU [Voice of America] - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

24 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 24 May 2017 - Russian Protester Jailed For 18 Months Over March 26 Rally / Russian Intelligence Chief Says Terrorists Use Telegram's ‘Secret Chats’ / Bill Banning Anonymous Messenger Accounts Submitted to Russian Parliament / Moscow Court Hears New Evidence On Magnitsky’s Death / Lawyers do not rule out defamation lawsuit in relation to “Prevezon case” / Panic Mode: Moscow Probe Into Anti-Gay Purge Has Chechen Leaders Rattled / Bolshoi Theater Chief Appeals To Putin Over 'Wrong' Treatment Of Embattled Director / Russian business ombudsman proposes to expand powers of prosecutors and Supreme Court / Defence accuses law enforcers of falsifying Caliphate case / FSA treats repressions against journalists in Northern Caucasus as toughest in Russia / Lawyers: mosque in Shamkhal village closed illegally / In Krasnodar, farmer detained for picket in front of presidential motorcade  



24 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

23 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 23 May 2017 - Russian Authorities Search Theater, Home Of Director, Government Critic / Russian Academic Facing Jail for 'Extremist' Pig Manure Rant / Russian ombudsman voices support for baby boxes / Law enforcers' unwilling to discuss struggle against radicalism in Caucasus / Truck drivers from Dagestan detained while protesting in Khimki  



23 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 22 May 2017

22 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 22 May 2017 - Jehovah’s Witnesses turn to Council of Europe over Russia’s refusal to execute ECHR ruling / Russian Supreme Court rules to arrest fugitive ex-judge Baranova in absentia / Pokemon Go player appeals suspended sentence for inciting enmity / One in Four Russians Witness Police Brutality — Poll / Russia: Government vs. Rights Groups. The Battle Chronicle / PBS NewsHour" reports on detention of its journalists together with mosque-goers in Makhachkala / Navalny Unmasks a Cartel Allegedly Earning Billions in Russian Defense Deals / Ukraine Opens Criminal Probe Against Stalin, Beria For Crimean Tatar Deportations  



22 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

22 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 22 May 2017 - Jehovah’s Witnesses turn to Council of Europe over Russia’s refusal to execute ECHR ruling / Russian Supreme Court rules to arrest fugitive ex-judge Baranova in absentia / Pokemon Go player appeals suspended sentence for inciting enmity / One in Four Russians Witness Police Brutality — Poll / Russia: Government vs. Rights Groups. The Battle Chronicle / PBS NewsHour" reports on detention of its journalists together with mosque-goers in Makhachkala / Navalny Unmasks a Cartel Allegedly Earning Billions in Russian Defense Deals / Ukraine Opens Criminal Probe Against Stalin, Beria For Crimean Tatar Deportations  



22 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 20 (253) 22 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 20 (253) 22 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Evgeniya Chirikova

Evgeniya Chirikova: "In Russia, any topic, including Pokemon Go, is political." - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Environmental Watch of the North Caucasus - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Environmental Watch of the North Caucasus - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Yury Kuly - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Yury Kuly - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Yevhen Hrytsyak - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Yevhen Hrytsyak - Rights in Russia

Evgeniya Chirikova: They will reckon with you only if they sense in you a threat to their power [Facebook]

Evgeniya Chirikova: They will reckon with you only if they sense in you a threat to their power [Facebook] - Rights in Russia

Memorial Human Rights Centre: Charges against activists Evgeny Kurakin and Nataliya Lutovinova politically motivated

Memorial Human Rights Centre: Charges against activists Evgeny Kurakin and Nataliya Lutovinova politically motivated - Rights in Russia

Tatyana Moskalkova: “The ombudsperson has no right to 'bury her head in the sand' ” [Rossiiskaya gazeta]

Tatyana Moskalkova: “The ombudsperson has no right to 'bury her head in the sand' ” [Rossiiskaya gazeta] - Rights in Russia

Memorial considers case against Ruslan Kutayev fabricated - HRO.org in English

Memorial considers case against Ruslan Kutayev fabricated - Rights in Russia

Friday, 19 May 2017

Pavel Chikov: "In the Name of God: Atheists in Russia Under Fire" [The Moscow Times]

Pavel Chikov: "In the Name of God: Atheists in Russia Under Fire" [The Moscow Times] - Rights in Russia

19 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 19 May 2017 - Russia detains Crimean Tatars for honouring the victims of the Deportation / Russia’s National Guard to Monitor Social Networks / State Interests Trump Human Rights, Says Chair of Russia’s Constitutional Court / President Putin appoints new Representative of Russia at ECHR / Chechnya's ‘First Transgender Woman’ Comes Forward / Two gays from Chechnya find refuge in Lithuania / "EcoWatch" achieves cancellation of fines at Adygea's Supreme Court  



19 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Remember the Date: 18 May 1944 - deportation of the Crimean Tatar people from their homeland

Remember the Date: 18 May 1944 - deportation of the Crimean Tatar people from their homeland - Rights in Russia

18 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 18 May 2017 - Opening Of Navalny's Election Headquarters In Moscow Postponed Again / Anti-Corruption Protester Jailed for 8 Months After Navalny's Moscow Rally / Moscow City Court refuses to release Ukrainian journalist charged with spying / Russian prison staff jailed for torturing 16-year-old Ukrainian to death / European Parliament Demands 'Credible Investigation' Into Abuse Of Gay Men In Chechnya / Human rights defenders announce campaign of solidarity with Chechen LGBT people / Tatiana Moskalkova: information of "Novaya Gazeta" with names of gays harassed in Chechnya sent to ICRF / Mikhail Fedotov says Ramzan Kadyrov promises to assist law enforcement agencies in verifying reported violations against LGBT people  



18 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

300 LGBT Celebrated IDAHOT under open St. Petersburg Skies

300 LGBT Celebrated IDAHOT under open St. Petersburg Skies - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Quote for the Day: Vladimir Pozner

Vladimir Pozner: "As it is known, I am an atheist. I stridently believe there is no God. [...] By propagating this view, am I violating the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation?" - Rights in Russia

17 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 17 May 2017 - Death Toll In Gas Blast In Russia's Volgograd Rises To Four / Baku Decries Russian Court's Closure Of Azerbaijani Diaspora Group / Russia demands increase to 12-year sentence against Crimean Tatar political prisoner / Telegram App to Refuse Russia's Data Demands / Russian government approves list of facilities protected by National Guard / Russian Supreme Court upholds sentence for preparation of terror attack in cinema / Bill on supervision of released criminals adopted by State Duma / Over 42,500 complaints lodged with Russian human rights ombudsman’s office in 2016 /French LGBT associations file lawsuit against Ramzan Kadyrov  



17 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

16 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 16 May 2017 - Chechnya accused of 'gay genocide' in ICC complaint / Navalny Supporter In Tatarstan Is Jailed For 10 Days /
Russia Is Getting a Patriotic Council to Fight 'Cultural Extremism'
 



16 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 15 May 2017

Remember the Date: 12 May 1997 - the signing of the peace accord ending the First Chechen War

Remember the Date: 12 May 1997 - the signing of the peace accord ending the First Chechen War - Rights in Russia

15 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 15 May 2017 Leader Of 1953 Soviet Gulag Uprising Dies In Ukraine At 90 / Stalin Portrait Goes Up At Moscow Subway Station / Moscow protests over demolition of Soviet-era homes / One man killed in shootout in Dagestan / Chechen MIA: information on harassment of gays in republic not confirmed  



15 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 19 (252) 15 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 19 (252) 15 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Committee for the Prevention of Torture - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Committee for the Prevention of Torture - 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: Ruslan Sokolovsky - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Ruslan Sokolovsky - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Aleksandr Podrabinek

Aleksandr Podrabinek: "Why is a legal professional in court accusing a defendant of something that does not fall within the framework of the law?" - Rights in Russia

Aleksandr Podrabinek: Candid Times

Aleksandr Podrabinek: Candid Times - Rights in Russia

Boris Altshuler: An Open Letter to Galina Khovanskaya on the proposed demolition of Khrushchev-era housing in Moscow

Boris Altshuler: An Open Letter to Galina Khovanskaya on the proposed demolition of Khrushchev-era housing in Moscow - Rights in Russia

Vyacheslav Bakhmin: How to win an environmental or town-planning dispute

Vyacheslav Bakhmin: How to win an environmental or town-planning dispute - Rights in Russia

Friday, 12 May 2017

Our interview with Natalya Taubina, director of Public Verdict Foundation [in Russian] - Rights in Russia

Our interview with Natalya Taubina, director of Public Verdict Foundation [in Russian] - Rights in Russia

Our interview with Natalya Taubina, director of Public Verdict Foundation, a prominent Moscow-based human rights NGO - Rights in Russia

Our interview with Natalya Taubina, director of Public Verdict Foundation, a prominent Moscow-based human rights NGO - Rights in Russia

12 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 12 May 2017 Navalny Returns To Russia, Urges Support For Rallies / Russian Police Say Attack on Rights Activist Was in 'Defense' of Chechen Leader / In Ingushetia, two persons killed in attack on DPS checkpoint / Russia’s youngest Ukrainian prisoner faints in court after week on hunger strike / Andrei Rudomakha: activities of "EcoWatch" blocked by court proceedings / Navalny's supporters complain to court about inaction of Astrakhan Mayoralty #RightsinRussia



12 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 11 May 2017

11 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 11 May 2017 Chechnya gay rights: Activists with petition held in Moscow / Pokemon Go: Russian blogger sentenced / Russian YouTuber convicted of blasphemy after playing Pok√©mon Go in a church / House Torched As 'Acts Of Vandalism' Target Jehovah's Witnesses In Russia / Amnesty condemns banning of Jehovah’s Witnesses as assault on freedom of assembly and conscience / Putin's New Executive Order Cracks Down on Internet Media and Online Anonymity / Before World Cup, Russia Turns to Old Security Toolbox / Resettlers treat Medvedev's decision to give Dagestani villages to Azerbaijan as a disaster  



11 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Zoya Svetova on the case of the vlogger Ruslan Sokolovsky: "A Feeling of Outrage" [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Zoya Svetova on the case of the vlogger Ruslan Sokolovsky: "A Feeling of Outrage" [Radio Svoboda]

Human rights defenders fear a 'Bolotnaya Square case-2' - HRO.org in English

Human rights defenders fear a 'Bolotnaya Square case-2' - Rights in Russia

10 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 10 May 2017 - Czech Authorities Issue Warrant For Activist Wanted In Russia / Russian Investigators Ordered to Find Out How Hackers Cracked an Activist's Telegram Account / Lawyers Ask Human Rights Court to Rule on Russia's Anti-Nazi Laws / ECtHR dismisses Zara Murtazalieva's complaint #RightsinRussia



10 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

9 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 9 May 2017 Russia Releases Activist Jailed Over Letters To Putin / Dutch Court Rules Russia Knowingly Forced Yukos Into Bankruptcy / Putin critic Navalny has eye surgery in Spain after attack / How Russian Kids Are Taught World War II / Instilling Terror: More Armed Searches & Abduction-like Arrests in Russian-occupied Crimea  



9 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 18 (251) 8 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 18 (251) 8 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 8 May 2017

Natalya Taubina speaks at UCL on "Shrinking space for civil society in Russia: Challenges and new strategies"

Natalya Taubina speaks at UCL on "Shrinking space for civil society in Russia: Challenges and new strategies" - Rights in Russia

8 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 8 May 2017 Moscow Protest Marks Five Years Since Bolotnaya Crackdown / Blogger Sergey Rulyov detained at picket in Rostov-on-Don / Russian Activist Navalny Reportedly On Plane To Barcelona For Eye Treatment / Putin Attends Birthday Party for His Old KGB Boss / Criminalizing Bride Kidnapping? You’ve Got to Be Kidding, Says Ingushetia Leader / Residents of Chechnya trust information about harassment of gays / Russia refuses to obey UN Court order to stop persecution of Crimean Tatar Mejlis  



8 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: RosKomSvoboda - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: RosKomSvoboda - 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: Darya Kulakova - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Darya Kulakova - Rights in Russia

Lev Ponomarev: Bolotnaya - 5 Years on. For Russia, Against Arbitrary Rule and Repression. On the Rally of 6 May

Lev Ponomarev: Bolotnaya - 5 Years on. For Russia, Against Arbitrary Rule and Repression. On the Rally of 6 May - Rights in Russia

Human rights defenders urge measures against politically-motivated violence in the country - HRO.org in English

Human rights defenders urge measures against politically-motivated violence in the country - Rights in Russia

"We were living witnesses of the Gulag." Book night at the Sakharov Centre - HRO.org in English

"We were living witnesses of the Gulag." Book night at the Sakharov Centre - Rights in Russia

OVD-Info: #We’veHadEnough: anti-Putin protesters face pressure on the street and at school

OVD-Info: #We’veHadEnough: anti-Putin protesters face pressure on the street and at school - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 5 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 5 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Friday, 5 May 2017

5 May 2017 - Rights in Russia



 5 May 2017 - Putin Vows To Discuss Alleged Abuse Of Gay Men In Chechnya With Top Officials / Russian Police Probe Radical Pro-Kremlin Group Over Navalny Attack / Russian Internet Watchdog Issues Another Warning to Liberal Outlet 'The New Times' / Popular Chinese messenger blocked in Russia / Nyetflix and Dill: Putin Signs Law Regulating Foreign Online Streaming Services / "Life" denies data of "Novaya Gazeta" about gay prison in Argun  

5 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 4 May 2017

4 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 4 May 2017 – Kremlin Critic Navalny Says Russia Stops Him Traveling Abroad / Russian Protest Artist Pavlensky, Partner Get Political Asylum In France / Russian City Under Fire Over Paper’s Homophobic Slur, Blames Hackers For ‘False’ Apology / Half of Russians Consider Themselves To Be Poor, Study Finds #RightsinRussia



4 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Developments in the Dmitry Bogatov Case - HRO.org in English

Developments in the Dmitry Bogatov Case - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

3 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 3 May 2017 - Daghestan Head Faces Ire Over Remarks About 'Pretty Girls' And 'Cows' / Russian Court Upholds Navalny's Latest Embezzlement Verdict / Russian Vice Principal Threatens to Seize Students From Their Homes for Supporting Navalny / In Astrakhan, Court confirms legality of refusal to sanction anti-corruption action / Court upholds verdicts to two participants of anti-corruption action in Sochi  



3 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

OVD-Info: Russian authorities ramp up repression against anti-corruption protesters

OVD-Info: Russian authorities ramp up repression against anti-corruption protesters - Rights in Russia

2 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 2 May 2017 - Navalny Accuses Police Of Failing To Investigate Attack / Navalny attacker led 2014 attempt to repeat Donbas seizure of power in Kharkiv / Moscow Police Investigate Reports Of Discarded Body Fragments / Four messaging services blocked in Russia / ECtHR awards €95,000 to three Russian citizens for ill-treatment by police / Bill on ratification of protocol over ECtHR subsidiarity signed into law #RightsinRussia



2 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 17 (250) 1 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 17 (250) 1 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 1 May 2017

1 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 1 May 2017 - Russian Protesters Call On Putin To Leave / Russian TV Network Shows Video Of Navalny Attack With Assailant's Face Blurred / Navalny's Supporters Track Down His Attackers, As Police Dawdle / Someone Is Blinding Russian Opposition Activists With Chemicals / Russian Activist Jailed Over Letters Submitted To Putin / Russian LGBT Activists Detained After Chechnya Protests / On April 24-30, 12 people fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus  



1 May 2017 - Rights in Russia