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 Pokémon 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

Memorial says Khiramagomed Magomedov, a civil society activist from Dagestan, is a political prisoner

Memorial says Khiramagomed Magomedov, a civil society activist from Dagestan, is a political prisoner - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Ilya Varlamov - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Ilya Varlamov - Rights in Russia

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

Legal Case of the Week: Ruslan Zeytullayev - 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

Natalia Taubina on "life after torture" - the lives of those who have survived violence and torture by police [Radio Svoboda]

Natalia Taubina on "life after torture" - the lives of those who have survived violence and torture by police [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Pressure on participants in Memorial’s competition for schoolchildren. ‘Parents were told that in Moscow the children would be turned into extremists.’ [Kommersant]

Pressure on participants in Memorial’s competition for schoolchildren. ‘Parents were told that in Moscow the children would be turned into extremists.’ [Kommersant] - Rights in Russia

Staff member from School of Investigative Journalism attacked in Yoshkar-Ola. "The situation is becoming ever more insane and the level of repression ever harsher."

Staff member from School of Investigative Journalism attacked in Yoshkar-Ola. "The situation is becoming ever more insane and the level of repression ever harsher." - Rights in Russia

Friday, 28 April 2017

28 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

 28 April 2017 - Opponents Of Moscow Apartment Demolition Plan Targeted In Attacks / 'Pokemon Go' Blogger 'Shocked' At Russia's Call For 3 1/2-Year Prison Term / Russia to Scrap HIV Adoption Ban — Reports / Moscow court sentences imam to 3 years in prison for justifying terrorism / Jehovah's Witnesses of Southern Russia report problems after liquidation judgement / Court refuses to exclude “EcoWatch” from register of “foreign agents” / Ilya Varlamov identifies deputy of Stavropol City Duma among attackers / CoE’s Human Rights Commissioner favours granting asylum to gays from Chechnya / PACE includes harassment of gays in resolution on human rights violations in Northern Caucasus  



28 April 2017 - Rights in Russia

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