Wednesday, 26 April 2017

26 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

 26 April 2017 - Russian Prosecutor Labels Khodorkovsky NGO 'Undesirable' Ahead Of Protest / Russian Court Sentences Crimean Tatar To 12 Years In Prison / Russia Region Rules to Ban Stalin Despite Human Rights Fears / Federation Council approves ratification of protocol over ECHR subsidiarity / Anti-Putin Protesters Get a Smart Phone App to Help Get Out of Jail / Russian Authorities Want Easy Access to Online Dating Logs / "Open Sochi" Movement gives 12 copies of Constitution to detention facility / "Memorial" states pressure on participants of children's contest  



26 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Weekly Update No. 16 (249) 24 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 16 (249) 24 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

25 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

 25 April 2017 Jehovah's Witnesses Fight Russian Ban / Russian Foreign Ministry Abolishes Human Rights Post / Russian nationalist Demushkin gets 2.5 years in prison for inciting hatred and enmity / Moscow 2012 riot case defendant Buchenkov pleads not guilty / North-Ossetian authorities promise housing to relatives of victims of Beslan terror act / Navalny supporter from Sochi complains about persecution to ECtHR  



25 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

25 April 2017 (Rights in Russia)

 25 April 2017 Jehovah's Witnesses Fight Russian Ban / Russian Foreign Ministry Abolishes Human Rights Post / Russian nationalist Demushkin gets 2.5 years in prison for inciting hatred and enmity / Moscow 2012 riot case defendant Buchenkov pleads not guilty / North-Ossetian authorities promise housing to relatives of victims of Beslan terror act / Navalny supporter from Sochi complains about persecution to ECtHR  



25 April 2017 (Rights in Russia)

Monday, 24 April 2017

24 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

 24 April 2017 - Moscow court dismisses lawsuit filed by Jehovah’s Witnesses over suspension of activities / Four More Secret Jails Illegally Holding Gay Men Discovered in Chechnya — Reports / 35 homosexuals from Chechnya get help under programme of "Russian LGBT Network" / Two persons killed in shootout with law enforcers in Stavropol Territory  



24 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Anastasia Zotova speaks on human rights in Russia [videos] - Rights in Russia

Anastasia Zotova speaks on human rights in Russia [videos] - Rights in Russia

Leonid Nikitinsky on why the Human Rights Council didn’t adopt the draft declaration on the Novaya gazeta situation [Open Russia]

Leonid Nikitinsky on why the Human Rights Council didn’t adopt the draft declaration on the Novaya gazeta situation [Open Russia] - Rights in Russia

Aleksandr Verkhovsky on what you have to do to become a foreign agent in Russia

Aleksandr Verkhovsky on what you have to do to become a foreign agent in Russia - Rights in Russia

The case of Yury Dmitriev: “He always expected an attack” - HRO.org in English

The case of Yury Dmitriev: “He always expected an attack” - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Jehovah's Witnesses - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Jehovah's Witnesses - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Mashr - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Mashr - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Elena Milashina - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Elena Milashina - Rights in Russia

Voices from the Past: A May 1969 Appeal to the UN Commission on Human Rights

A May 1969 Appeal to the UN Commission on Human Rights - Rights in Russia

Aleksandr Podrabinek: An immoral way to protest

Aleksandr Podrabinek: An immoral way to protest - Rights in Russia

Federal Ombudsperson Tatyana Moskalkova on the arrests of 26 March in Moscow

Federal Ombudsperson Tatyana Moskalkova on the arrests of 26 March in Moscow - Rights in Russia

Cultural figures and academics speak out in support of Novaya gazeta and Echo of Moscow

Cultural figures and academics speak out in support of Novaya gazeta and Echo of Moscow - Rights in Russia

Lev Ponomarev on the arrest of Vyacheslav Maltsev

Lev Ponomarev on the arrest of Vyacheslav Maltsev - Rights in Russia

Lev Ponomarev on the case of the Krasnodar farmer, Oleg Petrov

Lev Ponomarev on the case of the Krasnodar farmer, Oleg Petrov - Rights in Russia

Yury Shevchuk: An appeal to the Chechen authorities regarding the threats to Novaya gazeta [Ekho Moskvy]

Yury Shevchuk: An appeal to the Chechen authorities regarding the threats to Novaya gazeta [Ekho Moskvy] - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 21 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 21 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Friday, 21 April 2017

Halya Coynash: Russia reinstates darkest Soviet days by banning the Jehovah’s Witnesses

Halya Coynash: Russia reinstates darkest Soviet days by banning the Jehovah’s Witnesses - Rights in Russia

21 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

 21 April 2017 - Chechen gay men 'flee for their lives' / Chechnya leader rejects reports of anti-gay purge / Second Flight Attendant Loses Discrimination Suit Against Russia's Aeroflot / Gunman Kills Two People At Russian FSB Office In Khabarovsk / Russian Investigators Formally Decide to Ignore Allegations Against PM Medvedev / Russian citizen charged with desecration of national flag / "Mashr" excluded from list of “foreign agents” / People in Cossack uniform attack Alexei Navalny's election office in Krasnodar  



21 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

OVD-Info: The Russian authorities’ clampdown on activism and freedom of assembly continues

OVD-Info: The Russian authorities’ clampdown on activism and freedom of assembly continues - Rights in Russia

20 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

 20 April 2017 - Russia's Aeroflot airline accused of 'sex discrimination' / Russia court outlaws 'extremist' Jehovah's Witnesses / |Jehovah's Witnesses refute accusations of financing extremism / Kremlin Downplays Reports Of Abuse Of Gay Men In Chechnya / "Free Word" links threats to “Novaya Gazeta” with Akhmednabiyev’s and Estemirova’s cases / Russia Journalist Forced to Quit Over Facebook Post Slamming Diplomat / UN Court at the Hague orders Russia to stop persecuting Crimean Tatar Mejlis / Russia refuses to investigate torture of Ukrainian it jailed in revenge for Euromaidan / Supporter of Navalny treats his exclusion from Cossack Army as unjustified / Darya Polyudova denied CER because of guilt non-recognition / "Kommersant": at first interrogation, Dadaev disclosed details of Nemtsov’s murder  



20 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

19 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

 19 April 2017 - Russian Journalist, Putin Critic Dies After Severe Beating / Media Regulator Says Twitter Will Comply With Law, Locate User Data In Russia / Russian FSB Says Two Suspected Militants From Central Asia Killed / Mustafa Dzhemiliev calls on Crimean Tatar political prisoner Ruslan Zeytullaev to end hunger strike / Writers call on to investigate threats against journalists voiced in Chechnya / Convicts for plotting terror declared political prisoners by HRC "Memorial" / Mufti of North Ossetia condemns attacks on Beslan's mothers after they win case at ECtHR  



19 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

18 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

 18 April 2017 - Journalist Semena's Trial Adjourned After Brief Hearing / Alleged Mastermind Of Plot To Kill Kadyrov Charged In Absentia / Social media user receives suspended sentence for calls to separatism / Russian Math Instructor Faces Criminal Charges for Online Posts He Says He Didn't Write / Flight Attendants Lose Discrimination Suit Against Russian Airline Aeroflot / Russia's Pobeda Airline Faces Investigation After Refusing Disabled Passenger / Crimean Tatar political prisoner punished in Russia for refusal to act as informer  



18 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 15 (248) 17 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 15 (248) 17 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Mikhail Fedotov on the regulations under which protesters are charged [Novaya gazeta]

Mikhail Fedotov on the regulations under which protesters are charged [Novaya gazeta] - Rights in Russia

Zoya Svetova: Moral Protest [Radio Svoboda]

Zoya Svetova: Moral Protest [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Monday, 17 April 2017

17 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 17 April 2017 - Russian journalist flees Moscow following threats / Chechnya Opens Investigation Into Kidnappings, Murders of Gays / Russian Theaters Could Face Fines For 'Offended Feelings' / Networks to Stop Capitalizing on ‘Raped Girls’ / President Putin introduces penalties for evidence forgery in administrative cases / Ruslan Zeitullaev rejects forced feeding, his advocate reports /Two ecologists detained in Krasnodar #RightsinRussia



17 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Event: In Conversation with human rights activist Anastasia Zotova - 20 April 2017, at Pushkin House

In Conversation with Anastasia Zotova - Rights in Russia

The Courts through Citizens’ Eyes: Volunteers inspect courts for openness and accessibility [Radio Sol]

The Courts through Citizens’ Eyes: Volunteers inspect courts for openness and accessibility [Radio Sol] - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Vyacheslav Maltsev - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Vyacheslav Maltsev - Rights in Russia

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

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

Legal Case of the Week: Tagayeva and Others v. Russia [ECtHR - the Beslan seige case] - Rights in Russia

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

Friday, 14 April 2017

14 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

 14 April 2017 - Russian Newspaper Seeks Kremlin Help After Angry Chechen Reaction To Report / Russia Rejects Ban on Foreign Homes for Politicians / Batons & gunshots in new arrests of Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea / Sentence of Russian nationalist Potkin reduced by 4 years / Victims of terror act in Beslan treat compensation awarded by ECtHR as symbolic / Activists of "Adyge Khase" claim pressure from law enforcers  



14 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Philip Leach

Philip Leach: “This judgment [...] establishes the extent of the Russian authorities’ responsibility for severe loss of life during the Beslan School Siege" - Rights in Russia

ECtHR: Russian authorities failed to prevent loss of lives during Beslan School Siege [EHRAC]

ECtHR: Russian authorities failed to prevent loss of lives during Beslan School Siege [EHRAC] - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 13 April 2017

13 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

 13 April 2017 - Beslan school siege: Russia 'failed' in 2004 massacre / Chechens tell of prison beatings and electric shocks in anti-gay purge: ‘They called us animals’ / UN Experts, OSCE Demand End To Persecution Of Gays In Chechnya / After Metro Blast, Racial Profiling Is on the Rise in Russia / Russian Politician Suffers Heart Attack After Police Saw Through His Front Door / Crimean Tatar placed on Russia’s List of Extremists & Deprived of Pension for Calling Crimea Ukraine  



13 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Sergei Kovalev: On Fedotov and Decency [Grani.ru]

Sergei Kovalev: On Fedotov and Decency [Grani.ru] - Rights in Russia

Human rights defender Aleksei Glukhov reports on acts of repression against participants in anti-corruption protests - HRO.org in English

Human rights defender Aleksei Glukhov reports on acts of repression against participants in anti-corruption protests - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Quote for the Day: Igor Kalyapin

Igor Kalyapin: "I believe that if civil society is going to demonstrate the kind of dynamic development it demonstrated at this rally [on 26 March], then the authorities won’t have a chance to tighten the screws" - Rights in Russia

12 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

 12 April 2017 - St. Petersburg Subway Bombing Death Toll Rises To 15 / Putin Says Some Russians Might Lose Citizenship For Joining IS Militants / State Duma ratifies protocol over ECHR subsidiarity / Three men shot dead in shootout with power agents in Dagestan / Relatives announce disappearance of Malgobek resident / Georgian citizen sentenced in Russia for posting a video about IS in social networks  



12 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Quote for the Day: Liudmila Alekseeva

Liudmila Alekseeva: "We are not living in a country governed by the rule of law" - Rights in Russia

11 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

 11 April 2017 - Bill expanding powers of police officers reaches State Duma / Russian imam charged with justifying terrorism pleads not guilty / Russia Blocks Walkie-Talkie App Zello As Truckers Strike / In April 3-9, two persons fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus / Authorities and truckers report provocations around protests in Dagestan / "Radio Liberty" reports about secret gay prison in Chechen village of Tsotsi-Yurt  



11 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 10 April 2017

10 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

 10 April 2017 - Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Released From Jail / Russian Bill Sharply Restricting Social Media Use Is Submitted To Duma / Russia turns to closed courts for political prisoners in occupied Crimea / LGBT activists treat persecution of gays in Chechnya as crime against humanity / Two policemen killed in Ingushetia / Experts see no extremism in statements of Jehovah's Witnesses about truth of their religion  



10 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Human Rights Watch: As of April 10, 2017, the official list of active “foreign agents” consisted of 98 groups

Human Rights Watch: As of April 10, 2017, the official list of active “foreign agents” consisted of 98 groups - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 14 (247) 10 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 14 (247) 10 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: The European Parliament

The European Parliament 'condemns the police operations in the Russian Federation attempting to prevent and disperse peaceful anticorruption demonstrations, and detaining hundreds of citizens, including Alexey Navalny, whose organisation initiated the demonstrations' - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: V.K. v. Russia [European Court of Human Rights] - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: V.K. v. Russia [European Court of Human Rights] - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Leonid Razvozzhayev - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Leonid Razvozzhayev - 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

Statement of the Russian LGBT Network’s Board regarding the information on the kidnappings and murders of LGBT people in the North Caucasus

Statement of the Russian LGBT Network’s Board regarding the information on the kidnappings and murders of LGBT people in the North Caucasus - Rights in Russia

Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre concerning the demonstrations of 26 March - HRO.org in English

Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre concerning the demonstrations of 26 March - Rights in Russia

Liudmila Alekseeva: We cannot introduce the death penalty in Russia because we do not have a just and fair justice system

Liudmila Alekseeva: We cannot introduce the death penalty in Russia because we do not have a just and fair justice system - Rights in Russia

Political prisoner Aleksei Pichugin sent back to “Black Dolphin” penal colony - HRO.org in English

Political prisoner Aleksei Pichugin sent back to “Black Dolphin” penal colony - Rights in Russia

Oleg Orlov on the scale of persecution of LGBT people in Chechnya [Radio Svoboda]

Oleg Orlov on the scale of persecution of LGBT people in Chechnya [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Elena Milashina on the scale of persecution of LGBT people in Chechnya [Radio Svoboda]

Elena Milashina on the scale of persecution of LGBT people in Chechnya [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Liudmila Alekseeva: Once again, the authorities are resorting to intimidation and deceit

Liudmila Alekseeva: Once again, the authorities are resorting to intimidation and deceit - Rights in Russia

Igor Kalyapin on the aftermath of the demonstrations of 26th March [Radio Svoboda]

Igor Kalyapin on the aftermath of the demonstrations of 26th March [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Friday, 7 April 2017

7 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

 7 April 2017 - Russian Opposition Activist Released From Prison After Serving Term / Suspects In St. Petersburg Subway Bombing Held In Pretrial Detention / European Parliament Blasts Russia Over Navalny, Protest Clampdown / Northern Caucasus: militants become much more effective against background of growing violence in Chechnya / Police disperse protest action of Dagestani truck drivers near Tukhchar / Presidium of Chechen SC acknowledges Zhalaudi Geriev's innocence, defence reports / Fifteen LGBTs ask evacuation from Chechnya  



7 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Halya Coynash: Mass persecution inevitable if Russia bans the Jehovah’s Witnesses as ’extremist’

Halya Coynash: Mass persecution inevitable if Russia bans the Jehovah’s Witnesses as ’extremist’ - Rights in Russia

6 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

 6 April 2017 - European Parliament Blasts Russia Over Navalny, Protest Clampdown / State Advisor Calls on Russian National Guard to ’Butcher’ Protesting Truck Drivers / Detained, Tortured, Killed: How Chechnya Cracked Down on Gays / In Chechnya, religious figures condemn publications about persecution of gays / Crimean supporters of Russian annexation jailed after criticizing ruling party / Sochi resident Marina Djandjgava sentenced for SMS sent to Moscow  



6 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Geoffrey Hosking: Putin is part of a continuum that stretches back to the tsars [The Guardian]

Geoffrey Hosking: Putin is part of a continuum that stretches back to the tsars [The Guardian] - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Tanya Lokshina

Tanya Lokshina: "At the highest level, [the Russian authorities] should resolutely condemn attacks against LGBT people in Chechnya and ensure safety and justice for the victims" - Rights in Russia

5 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

 5 April 2017 - Russian Authorities Refuse To Issue Passport To Activist Dadin / Homosexuals Appeal For Help Fleeing Chechnya Amid Allegations Of Antigay Campaign / "Russian LGBT-network" offers to evacuate gays from Chechnya / Russia Bans Image 'Hinting' That Putin Is Gay / Jehovah's Witnesses Not Victims of Repression, Says Russia's Supreme Court / Russian Lawmakers Want to Ban Kids From Social Media, Require ‘Real Name’ Registration / Russia court considers Jehovah's Witnesses ban / Crimean Tatar political prisoner declares hunger strike / After Moving Servers to Russia, LiveJournal Bans ‘Political Solicitation’ / Oleg Petrov faces deterioration of health state, his defence asserts / On March 27-April 2, three persons fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus  



5 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

4 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

 4 April 2017 - Crimea Trial Of RFE/RL Contributor Adjourned Until April 18 / Blacklist exposes judges involved in political persecution in Russian-occupied Crimea / Rights of Russian citizen forcibly placed in psychiatric hospital violated - ECtHR / Russia ignores its own international agreements in trying journalist for saying Crimea is Ukraine / Publication on persecution of gays in Chechnya causes local authorities’ overreaction / Navalny’s supporters back at large in Volgograd  



4 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Nils Muižnieks

Nils Muižnieks: "Since 2012, the authorities in the Russian Federation have progressively made the country less hospitable for human rights defenders" - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 13 (246) 3 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 13 (246) 3 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Memorial Human Rights Centre: The prosecutions of Krasnoyarsk Muslims Andrei Dedkov and Andrei Rekst are politically motivated

Memorial Human Rights Centre: The prosecutions of Krasnoyarsk Muslims Andrei Dedkov and Andrei Rekst are politically motivated - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Anti-Corruption Foundation - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Anti-Corruption Foundation - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Maksim Panfilov - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Maksim Panfilov - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Crimean Tatar Mejlis contests designation as 'extremist' organization - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Crimean Tatar Mejlis contests designation as 'extremist' organization - Rights in Russia

Valentina Cherevatenko: "Each month 40,000 people cross the border at the Stanitsa Luganskaya checkpoint"

Valentina Cherevatenko: "Each month 40,000 people cross the border at the Stanitsa Luganskaya checkpoint" - Rights in Russia

Monday, 3 April 2017

3 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

 3 April 2017 - St Petersburg metro explosion kills 10 in Russia / RFE/RL Contributor Mykola Semena's Trial Resumes In Crimea / Chechen Leaders Humiliate Critics On TV / Russian Rights Chief Urges Check Of Report Of 'Monstrous' Treatment Of Gays In Chechnya / Russia taken to human rights court over ban on Crimean Tatar Mejlis / Rights Groups Says Police Detain 59 At Opposition Protest In Moscow / Second Moscow opposition protest leads to arrests / Other three defendants in case of caliphate claim being tortured during interrogations  



3 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

Maksim Panfilov: “I physically wouldn’t be able to crush a shockproof helmet” - HRO.org in English

Maksim Panfilov: “I physically wouldn’t be able to crush a shockproof helmet” - Rights in Russia

Sova Centre publishes two new reports - HRO.org in English

Sova Centre publishes two new reports - Rights in Russia

Zoya Svetova: Senseless Cruelty. A letter to the chair of the Supreme Court [Open Russia]

Zoya Svetova: Senseless Cruelty. A letter to the chair of the Supreme Court [Open Russia] - Rights in Russia

Aleksei Simonov: Harassment of independent media. Radio Svoboda journalists beaten up in Krasnodar region

Aleksei Simonov: Harassment of independent media. Radio Svoboda journalists beaten up in Krasnodar region - Rights in Russia

Liudmila Alekseeva: A new generation has grown up in Russia which values freedom and dignity, and is prepared to fight for its rights [Obozrevatel]

Liudmila Alekseeva: A new generation has grown up in Russia which values freedom and dignity, and is prepared to fight for its rights [Obozrevatel] - Rights in Russia

Liudmila Alekseeva: The position of the Presidential Human Rights Council concerning the events of 26 March

Liudmila Alekseeva: The position of the Presidential Human Rights Council concerning the events of 26 March - Rights in Russia

Liudmila Alekseeva: The position of the Presidential Human Rights Council concerning the events of 26 March

Liudmila Alekseeva: The position of the Presidential Human Rights Council concerning the events of 26 March - Rights in Russia

Liudmila Alekseeva, Lev Ponomarev: Open Letter to State Human Rights Institutions concerning Arrests of Peaceful Protesters

Liudmila Alekseeva, Lev Ponomarev: Open Letter to State Human Rights Institutions concerning Arrests of Peaceful Protesters - Rights in Russia

Sergei Pashin: Russian courts are corrupt, but not through bribery [Voice of America]

Sergei Pashin: Russian courts are corrupt, but not through bribery [Voice of America] - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 31 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 31 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Friday, 31 March 2017

31 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

 31 March 2017 - Russian Prosecutor-General Said To Be Seeking To Block Calls For Protest / Ahead of New Protests, Russia Starts Blocking Web Pages / Arrest warrant on ex-Ukrainian PM culminates Russia’s most cynical torture-based political trial / Crimean Tatar activist jailed for video posted 7 years ago in new wave of repression / Death rate drops by 10% in Russian prisons – official / HRC "Memorial": three Chechen bodies fail to disclose information about detainees / Two persons killed in Chechen mountains / HRC expert Ikramudin Aliev detained in Dagestan / / ECtHR obliges Russia to pay compensation to family members of killed protester in Dagestan  



31 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Team 29 launches online publication - HRO.org in English

Team 29 launches online publication - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 30 March 2017

30 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

 30 March 2017 - Putin Downplays Anticorruption Protests, As Moscow Court Upholds Navalny's Jail Sentence / Navalny Lawyer Pledges European Court Battle / Crimean Tatar activist abducted by masked men from outside court / PEN America honors Oleg Sentsov with 2017 PEN / Crimean Tatar Majlis files appeal with ECHR over ban in Russia / Jewish community treats expulsion of Sochi Rabbi as outrageous  



30 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

29 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

 29 March 2017 - Navalny's Group Targeted Over Protests As Kremlin Seen Weighing Crackdown / Russian Media Hit With New Court Reporting Restrictions / European Court of Human Rights Begins Investigating Russia's 'Foreign Agent' Law / New attack on Crimean Tatar rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov / FSB carries out searches at scientology center in Moscow Region / Bolotnaya case defendant Panfilov to undergo compulsory treatment / One of journalists beaten up in Krasnodar Territory hospitalized / Igor Kalyapin asks Ramzan Kadyrov to intervene in conflict in Davydenko  



29 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

28 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

 28 March 2017 - Russian Convicted Of 'Extremism' For Posting Article On Dismissal Of Previous Case / Moscow's Pushkin Square Fenced Off For 'Repairs' After Protest / RFE/RL Journalist Describes Attack On Him In Russia / Russia's Modern-Day KGB Has Occupied Alexei Navalny's Office / Refugees Trapped in Russian Airport Win Compensation Payout / Putin signs law on online broadcasting court proceedings / Putin signs law banning undesirable foreign NGO from opening legal entities in Russia / Russian Supreme Court upholds blogger’s sentence for post about Syria / On March 20-26, 2017, 15 persons fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus  



28 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Court rejects appeal against conviction of blogger Andrei Bubeev [Bubeyev] - HRO.org in English

Court rejects appeal against conviction of blogger Andrei Bubeev [Bubeyev] - Rights in Russia

Monday, 27 March 2017

27 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay  27 March 2017 - Russia jails protests leader Alexei Navalny for 15 days / Police Disperse Anticorruption Rally In Moscow / Russian Truckers Resume Protest As Road-Tax Rate Set To Rise / Relatives report disappearance of Apti Kharaev, resident of Chechnya / Relatives of resident of Grozny state his kidnapping by power agents / Relatives of militants killed in Naurskaya detained in Chechnya #RightsinRussia  



27 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 12 (245) 27 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 12 (245) 27 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Civic Assistance Committee - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Civic Assistance Committee - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Sofia Rusova - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Sofia Rusova - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: 2002 Dubrovka Theatre atrocity

Legal Case of the Week: 2002 Dubrovka Theatre atrocity - Rights in Russia

Ildar Dadin on the legacy of the dissidents [Radio Svoboda]

Ildar Dadin on the legacy of the dissidents [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Valentina Cherevatenko: "What I didn't get to say" - Letter to Anna Politkovskaya [RAW in WAR]

Valentina Cherevatenko: "What I didn't get to say" - Letter to Anna Politkovskaya [RAW in WAR] - Rights in Russia

Zoya Svetova: Senior Roscosmos manager Vladimir Evdokimov knifed to death in Moscow remand centre [Radio Svoboda]

Zoya Svetova: Senior Roscosmos manager Vladimir Evdokimov knifed to death in Moscow remand centre [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Valery Borshchev on the murder of Vladimir Evdokimov [Radio Svoboda]

Valery Borshchev on the murder of Vladimir Evdokimov [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

A public appeal to S. V. Kirienko by human rights defenders

A public appeal to S. V. Kirienko by human rights defenders - Rights in Russia

Stefaniya Kulaeva: "456 Prohibitions" [Radio Svoboda]

Stefaniya Kulaeva: "456 Prohibitions" [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Friday, 24 March 2017

24 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

 24 March 2017 - Chechnya: Russian soldiers killed in clash with insurgents / Russia May Shrink Its 'Foreign Agents' Registry by Half / Four defendants in Nemtsov murder case file appeals with ECtHR / Militants killed in January in Chechnya buried in nameless graves  



24 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 23 March 2017

23 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

 23 March 2017 - Activist Rusova complains about provocation during her picket / Sofia Rusova, member of “EcoWatch”, detained in Moscow / Militants killed in January in Chechnya buried in nameless graves  



23 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Quote for the Day: Valentina Cherevatenko

Valentina Cherevatenko: "Our work has become far more difficult because of the ‘foreign agent’ law. [...] But we continue our work" - Rights in Russia

22 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

 22 March 2017 - Crimean Tatar Leader Likely To Face Trial Soon On Separatism Charge / Magnitsky Lawyer's Condition Said To Improve After Apartment-House Plunge / Top Russian Business Newspaper Appoints New Chief Editor From State Television / Russian University Fires Lecturer Who Screened Film Accusing Prime Minister Medvedev of Corruption / Ukrainian journalists detained in Moscow with student beaten for Ukrainian flag / Arrest of Browder in absentia upheld by Moscow court / Criminal case against imam charged with justifying terrorism transferred to court / Victims’ defence criticize judgement on Zakaev’s case  



22 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Halya Coynash: "Chechnya style lawlessness will not work in occupied Crimea, however much Russia tries" - Comment

Halya Coynash: "Chechnya style lawlessness will not work in occupied Crimea, however much Russia tries" - Rights in Russia

21 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

 21 March 2017 Student Says FSB Beat Him For Displaying Ukrainian Flag At Russia Rally / Suspect In 2002 Moscow Theater Siege Sentenced To 19 Years In Prison / Dubrovka Hostage Survivors to Sue Government Over Fatal Raid / Crimean journalist accused of contempt of court for demanding open trial / Russian Supreme Court upholds sentence to student approving Charlie Hebdo massacre / Russian Constitutional Court rules police must protect one-person protesters / ECtHR grants €122,300 to 17 Russian convicts over poor conditions of detention  



21 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 20 March 2017

20 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

  20 March 2017 - Russia opens investigation into murder of space agency official in prison / Jailed Russian Activist Mokhnatkin Sentenced To Two More Years / Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Splashed With Green Liquid in Siberia / Court Revokes License of One of Russia's Best Private Universities / Russia orchestrates fast-track trial to imprison pro-Ukrainian activist in Crimea  



20 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 11 (244) 20 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 11 (244) 20 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Liudmila Alekseeva

Liudmila Alekseeva: "We have to be happy for Dadin and Chudnovets and everyone, but we must remember that from the beginning they were unfairly convicted and only afterward acquitted. [...] We have many unfairly condemned people incarcerated" - Rights in Russia

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

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

Person of the Week: Valentina Cherevatenko - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Valentina Cherevatenko - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Orlov and others v Russia - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Orlov and others v Russia - Rights in Russia

European Court of Human Rights: Russian security services involved in abduction of rights activist and journalists - HRO.org in English

European Court of Human Rights: Russian security services involved in abduction of rights activist and journalists - Rights in Russia

Agora International Awarded Prestigious Lindebrekke Prize in Norway

Agora International Awarded Prestigious Lindebrekke Prize in Norway - Rights in Russia

Vera Vasilieva on the Pichugin case: "I personally cannot help feeling ashamed when a major country goes beyond mere banditry and behaves like a small-time hooligan" - HRO.org in English

Vera Vasilieva on the Pichugin case: "I personally cannot help feeling ashamed when a major country goes beyond mere banditry and behaves like a small-time hooligan" - Rights in Russia

Nikolai Kavkazsky: Condemnation for one’s sexuality [Radio Svoboda]

Nikolai Kavkazsky: Condemnation for one’s sexuality [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Irina Kizilova: Alternative Service Youth Are Helping You - HRO.org in English

Irina Kizilova: Alternative Service Youth Are Helping You - Rights in Russia

Cherevatenko fêted in London

Cherevatenko fêted in London - Rights in Russia

Anna Yarovaya: "The Dmitriev Affair" [7x7 - translation by The Russian Reader]

Anna Yarovaya: "The Dmitriev Affair" [7x7 - translation by The Russian Reader] - Rights in Russia

Friday, 17 March 2017

Quote for the Day: Sergei Krivenko

Sergei Krivenko: "Violence and extortion haven't gone anywhere in the military. [...] The point of the violence now is not maintaining some sort of discipline but the extraction of money" - Rights in Russia

17 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

 17 March 2017 - Russia court to consider Jehovah's Witnesses ban / Russian Journalist Dies In Unexplained Circumstances / Russian Lawmakers Order Probe Of RFE/RL, VOA, And CNN / Russian Activist Convicted For Repost...About Repost He Was Convicted For / OSCE Prolongs Mission In Ukraine By One Year, Amid Rising Tensions / Memorial Human Rights Centre: Magomed Aushev recognizes suspect of torturing him  





17 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

14 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 14 March 2017 - Oleg Orlov / Levada Centre / Hizb Ut-Tahrir / Arsan Mukayev / Yaroslav Belousov  



14 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 13 March 2017

Weekly Update No. 10 (243) 13 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 10 (243) 13 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

13 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

 13 March 2017 - Crimean Tatar Official Questioned, Warned By Russia-Imposed Officials / Russian Pokemon Blogger Pleads Not Guilty As Trial Begins / Russian Woman Jailed Over SMS During 2008 War With Georgia Released From Prison / Inquiry into beating of rights defenders in Ingushetia resumed  



13 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Andrei Babushkin

Andrei Babushkin: "They say there is no death penalty in Russia. And most people believe that our justice system is truly humane. It’s possible that my deputy, Andrei Mayakov, believed that at one time" - 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: Vladimir Luzgin - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Vladimir Luzgin - 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

Pavel Chikov: A 'controlled thaw.’ What the review of the cases of Dadin and Chudnovets tells us [RBK]

Pavel Chikov: A 'controlled thaw.’ What the review of the cases of Dadin and Chudnovets tells us [RBK] - Rights in Russia

Dmitry Bykov: The Mystery of Ildar Dadin as a Precedent [Ekho Moskvy]

Dmitry Bykov: The Mystery of Ildar Dadin as a Precedent [Ekho Moskvy] - Rights in Russia

Liudmila Alekseeva: “From the beginning they were unfairly convicted and only later acquitted.” On the reversal of the sentences against Dadin and Chudnovets and the pardoning of Sevastidi

Liudmila Alekseeva: “From the beginning they were unfairly convicted and only later acquitted.” On the reversal of the sentences against Dadin and Chudnovets and the pardoning of Sevastidi - Rights in Russia

Lev Ponomarev: After Dadin’s release, the next task is to eliminate the torture zones

Lev Ponomarev: After Dadin’s release, the next task is to eliminate the torture zones - Rights in Russia

Andrei Babushkin: Human-rights defender Mayakov faces death in prison [Radio Svoboda]

Andrei Babushkin: Human-rights defender Mayakov faces death in prison [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

The case of Crimean Tatar activist Ilmi Umerov - HRO.org in English

The case of Crimean Tatar activist Ilmi Umerov - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 10 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 10 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Friday, 10 March 2017

Halya Coynash: "Russia’s lawyer doesn’t deny Russian missile downed MH17, only that it’s terrorism"

Halya Coynash: "Russia’s lawyer doesn’t deny Russian missile downed MH17, only that it’s terrorism" - Rights in Russia

10 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

 10 March 2017 - Russian Activist Ildar Dadin Detained Again in Moscow / Russian Supreme Court discloses reasons for Dadin’s release / Moscow Court upholds fine for human rights group Memorial over “foreign agents” law / Moscow appellate court sends a Russian nonprofit group packing, after state-owned TV called its founder a spy / Prosecutor's Office link assault of "Nord-Ost" with death of hostages / Prosecutor asks court to sentence Khasan Zakaev to 23 years of imprisonment / Krasnodar activist arrested for collage with Putin / ECtHR treats transfer of Chechen resident to remote penal colony as violation / Resident of Chechnya complains about disappearance of his relative  



10 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 9 March 2017

9 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 9 March 2017 Supreme Court upholds termination
of MP status for Ilya Ponomaryov once more / Over 3,000 extremist websites
blocked in Russia in 2016 / Navalny’s associate files complaint with ECHR
over his sentence – report / Prosecutor demands 23 years in prison for
defendant in 2002 Moscow terror attack case / HRC “Memorial” demands to
release Bagavutdinova and Polyudova / Employees of Elista colony refuse to
plead guilty of Batyrev’s death #RightsinRussia



9 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Stefania Kulaeva: 100 Years Without the Pale of Settlement [Radio Svoboda]

Stefania Kulaeva: 100 Years Without the Pale of Settlement [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

8 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

 8 March 2017 - Activists Detained Trying To Hang Women's Day Protest Banner On Kremlin Wall / Anger Burns Over Siberian Coal Mining / Russia Pledges Harsher Domestic Violence Laws, Weeks After Decriminalizing Abuse / How Russia Turned on a Teenage Rape Victim / Committee for the Prevention of Torture receives Homo Homini Award / Sevastidi’s defence intends to cancel the verdict  



8 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

7 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

 7 March 2017 - Tatarstan's Prosecutor Seeks Lengthy Prison Terms In Terrorism Trial / Putin Pardons Russian Woman Charged for 'Treasonous' Text Messages / Russia 'Not Ready' for Law Uniting Nation's Ethnic Groups, Says Expert / Russian opposition activist Dadin files appeal with ECtHR over imprisonment / ECtHR grants €15,000 to Kazakh national for violation of his family rights by Russia / Putin signs bill on deferral of sentence for pregnant women into law / State Duma passes bill on attorneys’ rights in criminal proceedings in first reading / Usmanov charged with involvement in IS accuses law enforcers of cruel torture / Sum of claims in case on Dubrovka terror act reaches 100 million roubles / Another Russian Soldier Reportedly Killed in Syria Is Laid to Rest in Nizhny Novgorod / Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia Brace for a Final Blow  



7 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 6 March 2017

Quote for the Day: Igor Kalyapin

Igor Kalyapin: "While in custody, Dadin...inflicted more damage to the system than he inflicted as a free man" - Rights in Russia

6 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

 6 March 2017 - Kremlin Foe Navalny Faces Difficulties While Opening Campaign Office / Russian Teacher Jailed for Sharing Abuse Video Freed by Court / Russian Activist: Torture Won't Stop Until Torturers Are Punished / Ukraine Tells Hague Court Russia Making It 'Impossible' For Citizens To Feel Safe / Blogger fined for saying the USSR invaded Poland in 1939 takes Russia to Court in Strasbourg / Russian government approves bill on prevention of inducing children to suicide / Russian Supreme Court upholds sentence for retired colonel in treason case / "Open Russia" states provocations after screening "Nemtsov" film in Rostov-on-Don / Rights defenders treat monument to Pskov paratroopers in Chechnya as PR action  



6 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 9 (242) 6 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 9 (242) 6 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Translating Russia's Human Rights Defenders, a Charities Crowdfunding Project in UK on Crowdfunder

Translating Russia's Human Rights Defenders, a Charities Crowdfunding Project in UK on Crowdfunder

Remember the Date: 5 March 1940 - Soviet authorities order the mass killings of Polish officers that became known as the Katyn Massacre

Remember the Date: 5 March 1940 - Soviet authorities order the mass killings of Polish officers that became known as the Katyn Massacre - Rights in Russia

Sergei Nikitin on Amnesty International’s annual report: "There are fewer freedoms now"

Sergei Nikitin on Amnesty International’s annual report: "There are fewer freedoms now" - Rights in Russia

Extra-judicial repression in 1968-9 - Voices from the Past

Extra-judicial repression in 1968-9 - Rights in Russia

What We Say: No Time to Cheer - Rights in Russia

What Dadin’s release means for Russia’s other political prisoners



No Time to Cheer - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 3 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 3 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Friday, 3 March 2017

Quote for the Day: Nadezhda Azhgikhina

Nadezhda Azhgikhina: "The raid on Zoya Svetova’s house reminded many Russian intellectuals and ordinary people of Soviet practices" - Rights in Russia

3 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

 3 March 2017 Mother Of Late Russian Sailor Seeks Pay Denied By Military / Meet Putin's Kiddie Army / Four members of Hizb-ut-Tahrir receive suspended sentences in Russia / Supreme Court overturns fine imposed on disabled Russian ex-colonel in bribery case / Russia Rejects Rights Court's Recommendations for Combatting Police Torture / Russian Opposition Politician Targeted With Grenade Trap / Igor Kalyapin challenges eighth refusal to institute criminal case on attack in Chechnya / Victims’ defence criticizes work of court in case of Dubrovka terror act / In Krasnodar, human rights defender sentenced for defaming prosecutor and attacking policeman / Ella Pamfilova holds Dagestani leader responsible for violations during elections / Dagestani Premier orders to compensate CTO victims in Derbent  



3 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Quote for the Day: Zoya Svetova

Zoya Svetova: "If you or someone close to you is unjustly imprisoned, in defiance of the law, [...] it’s entirely possible the system will back down under pressure from the media and civil society" - Rights in Russia

2 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

 2 March 2017 - Makeshift Nemtsov Memorial On Bridge Near Kremlin Removed Again / Crimean Tatar Leader Faces Trial On Russia-Controlled Peninsula / UN Panel Alleges Aleppo War Crimes / Bolotnaya case defendant Buchenkov released from jail, put under house arrest / Over 1,000 terrorism and extremism cases opened in 2016 – Russian Investigative Committee / Then They Came for Svetova / Moscow Court Overturns Fine for Independent Russian News Outlet RBC / Resident of Dagestan killed in shootout with power agents  



2 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Andrei Yurov: On the School of Human Rights, politics, policy and the law

Andrei Yurov: On the School of Human Rights, politics, policy and the law - Rights in Russia