Friday, 14 July 2017

14 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

 14 July 2017 Report: Russian Police Compel Young Demonstrators To Complete Questionnaire / In Disturbing Video, Men Beaten, Forced To Apologize To Daghestani Leader / Russian Court Rules Tatar Activist To Remain Under Police Control After Prison Release / Convicted Pokemon Go player added to terror blacklist / Chechnya's Kadyrov Criticizes Convictions Of Nemtsov Killers / Moscow Police Closes Investigation Into Green Paint Attack on Navalny / State Duma ratifies Convention on confiscation of proceeds from crime / Russian Police Vows to Prevent World Cup Fans Going Semi-Nude / Guards at Volgograd War Memorial Complain Of Hazing and Abuse / Advocates in Boris Nemtsov's murder case to challenge the verdict / Eyewitnesses report detentions of Makhachkala mosque-goers / Balagov announces screening of "Tesnota" in Nalchik  



14 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

OVD-Info Bulletin No. 11: Russian authorities take aim at supporters of opposition politician Alexei Navalny

OVD-Info Bulletin No. 11: Russian authorities take aim at supporters of opposition politician Alexei Navalny - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 13 July 2017

“Worse than prison”: Russian political prisoner Alexei Moroshkin on punitive psychiatry [OVD-Info] - Rights in Russia

OVD-Info interviews Alexei Moroshkin, who spent 18 months in compulsory psychiatric detention for his political views. 



“Worse than prison”: Russian political prisoner Alexei Moroshkin on punitive psychiatry [OVD-Info] - Rights in Russia

13 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

 13 July 2017 Boris Nemtsov murder: Five Chechens jailed for attack / Putin Critic Navalny Says Security Service Tracking His Children / The Russian Federation’s Law on Foreign Agents contravenes human rights / European Commissioner believes Russian “foreign agents” law impedes human rights / Russia seeks ECHR ruling in Beslan terror attack case to be overturned / Russian human rights ombudsman seeks release of disabled convict / Russia weaponizes citizenship against Oleg Sentsov & other Crimean political prisoners / Founder of NGO-TV leaves Russia for present after arrest of presenter / Outrage after disabled Russian man jailed for assault / Court makes Boris Stomakhin's detention regime more severe / Independent psychologists not allowed visiting Boris Stomakhin, his defence reports / Rape victim's mother gives interview to "Caucasian Knot" blogger, ICRF starts criminal proceedings / Witness: Beaten by Police in Moscow  



13 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

12 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

 12 July 2017 Ex-Yukos security chief sentenced to life appeals for pardon / State Duma adopts bill on status of meetings between imprisoned parents and their children / Prosecutor Seeks Lengthy Prison Terms For Nemtsov Slaying Convicts / Krasnoyarsk Police Focus On Navalny's National Campaign Director / Crimean Tatar activist abducted for solidarity, fined for ‘threatening the police’ / In Chechnya, relatives of detainees trust journalists' reports about executions / Gay 'Propaganda' Furor Brews Over Canceled Bolshoi Ballet About Nureyev  



12 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

Simon Cosgrove: Electoral facade looking ragged and raw

Simon Cosgrove: Electoral facade looking ragged and raw - Rights in Russia

11 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

 11 July 2017 Arrest and detention of journalist Aleksandr Batmanov / Russian Officials Request Jail Term for Navalny / Crackdown On Navalny Election Bid Continues As Krasnoyarsk Activist Detained / Protesting Torture, Inmate Asks Putin to Revoke His Citizenship / OSCE PA adopts resolution defending Ukraine’s territorial integrity and condemning Russia’s hybrid warfare / Supreme Court of Adygea upholds foreign agent status for "EcoWatch" / Memorial Human Rights Centre says law enforcers ignore fates of missing people in Grozny / Human Rights Council receives responses from law enforcement about gays in Chechnya  



11 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Temur Kobaliya on the arrest and detention of journalist Aleksandr Batmanov

Temur Kobaliya on the arrest and detention of journalist Aleksandr Batmanov - Rights in Russia

10 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 10 July 2017 - Russian
authorities must investigate new allegations of extrajudicial executions in
Chechnya / The Kremlin 'Notes' Fresh Allegations of Chechnya Killings / Russian
Paper Alleges Summary Executions In Chechnya/ St. Petersburg Church of
Scientology head to remain in detention / Russian minister may have intervened
over postponed Bolshoi ballet / Bolshoi Theater Postpones Premier of
Anticipated Ballet on Gay Dancer / Siemens in dispute with Russia over diverted
turbines / Russian Internet Pioneer Nosik Dead Of Suspected Heart Attack At 51
/ In Krasnodar, police seize newspapers from a volunteer of Alexei Navalny's
office / Navalny's office in Volgograd resumes work at new address / Dozens Of
Russian Opposition Leader Navalny's Campaign Workers Detained / State Duma
committee backs Convention on confiscation of proceeds from crime / Impunity
for Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev's murderers for four years already #RightsinRussia


10 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

Friday, 7 July 2017

OVD-Info Bulletin. Issue № 10: Punitive Psychiatry

OVD-Info Bulletin. Issue № 10: Punitive Psychiatry - Rights in Russia

7 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

 7 July 2017 - Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Released From Detention / Russian Pokemon Go Blogger Has Sentence Reduced / Navalny Volunteer Hospitalized After Police Altercation / Four Dead in Norilsk Nickel Mine Explosion / Imprisoned Crimean Tatar rights activist denied any visits from his family / Police refuse to investigate journalists' statements about attack in Makhachkala / Relatives report on kidnapping of Vladimir Region resident in Dagestan / "Novaya Gazeta" insists on detailed verification of information about gays in Chechnya  



7 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

Zoya Svetova: Right to interview. How I took the Federal Prison Service to court [Open Russia]

Zoya Svetova: Right to interview. How I took the Federal Prison Service to court [Open Russia] - Rights in Russia

6 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 6 July 2017 Supporters Say Russian Police Raid Navalny Headquarters In Moscow, Elsewhere / Russian Hacker With Links To FSB Scandal Sentenced To Prison / Russian communications watchdog blocks several extremist websites / Kremlin announces President Putin's willingness to discuss problems of Chechen gays with Donald Trump / CPJ To Release Report On Ukrainian Probe Into Sheremet’s Death / A Nalchik hunger-striker complains about health deterioration #RightsinRussia

6 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Simon Cosgrove: Relations between Russia and the Council of Europe reach a new low

Simon Cosgrove: Relations between Russia and the Council of Europe reach a new low - Rights in Russia

5 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

 - 5 July 2017 - Suspects In Downing Of MH17 To Be Prosecuted In Dutch Court / Russian State TV Discovered Using Twitter Bots to Pose as Viewers / Russia’s trial of Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov chokes on hilariously inept lies / Russia's children's rights commissioner expects Tkachenko case to be reviewed / Why Russia needs a feminist revolution / Manifestation of humanism: experts comment on pretrial restraint law / In Astrakhan, Court fines supporter of Alexei Navalny / MIA announces absence of claims against Murad Amriev / In Krasnodar, Alexei Navalny's office reports attack of President Putin's supporters / Sister of man sentenced for attack on Nalchik complains about his torture in penal colony  



5 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

4 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

 4 July 2017 - Russia May Delay New Surveillance Legislation Until 2023 / ECtHR ruling on U.S. nationals’ complaint over Russian adoption ban takes effect / Teenager charged with violence against National Guard officer to stay under house arrest / Khiramagomed Magomedov sentenced to nine years in prison / Zaur Dadaev declares his innocence and describes his everyday life in prison  



4 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 3 July 2017

3 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

 3 July 2017 - Putin Signs Bill Authorizing Demolition of 4,500 Moscow Apartment Buildings / Bill on blocking mirror websites signed into law / Instagram users associate arson of judge's car in Makhachkala with her work / Rights defenders are sure of Ageyev's return to his homeland  



3 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 26 (259) 3 July 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 26 (259) 3 July 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

Legal Case of the Week: Mother fined for teenager's participation in 26 March demonstration in Volgograd

Legal Case of the Week: Mother fined for teenager's participation in 26 March demonstration in Volgograd - Rights in Russia

Andrei Babushkin: The Obninsk Saga - the Trial of Tatyana Kotlyar Continues

Andrei Babushkin: The Obninsk Saga - the Trial of Tatyana Kotlyar Continues - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Ilya Novikov - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Ilya Novikov - Rights in Russia

Genri Reznik on quitting the Moscow State Law Academy: "They lied to me" [Kommersant-FM]

Genri Reznik on quitting the Moscow State Law Academy: "They lied to me" [Kommersant-FM] - Rights in Russia

Friday, 30 June 2017

30 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 30 June 2017 - Open Russia Deputy Head Leaves Country, Citing Police Pressure / Russia Suspends Payments To Council Of Europe / Putin Extends Russia's Countersanctions On Western Food / Desperate Families Camp Out At Russian Building Site / Russia gives contradictory stories as mother of Russian soldier captured in Ukraine pleas for his release / Detained for protesting seizure of a children’s camp in Russian-occupied Crimea / Interior Ministry backs bill on cancellation of Russian citizenship for terrorists / Alleged author of video about demolition of houses in Chechnya released  



30 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

OVD-Info: As the dust settles, Russian authorities move against protesters and campaigners

OVD-Info: As the dust settles, Russian authorities move against protesters and campaigners - Rights in Russia

Olga Romanova: Crutches, nappies and a store of courage. What they looked for and what they found during the search of Russia Behind Bars [Novaya gazeta]

Olga Romanova: Crutches, nappies and a store of courage. What they looked for and what they found during the search of Russia Behind Bars [Novaya gazeta] - Rights in Russia

Support Rights in Russia, a Charities Crowdfunding Project in the UK on Crowdfunder

Supporting Rights in Russia, a Charities Crowdfunding Project in London, Greater London on Crowdfunder

Thursday, 29 June 2017

29 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 29 June 2017 - Chechen gang guilty of Nemtsov's murder / Telegram registers with Russian regulator / Navalny appeals against ruling in dispute with billionaire Usmanov / Russian Life Expectancy Hits Record High / 10% of Russian Struggling to Buy Food — Poll / Volgograd mother fined for her son's participation in anti-corruption rally / Savelieva complains to ECtHR about violation of her rights in Sochi  



29 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Memorial Human Rights Centre considers prosecution of Crimean journalist Nikolai Semena unlawful and politically motivated

Memorial Human Rights Centre considers prosecution of Crimean journalist Nikolai Semena unlawful and politically motivated - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

28 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

 28 June 2017 - Russian activist Dadin seeks to increase compensation for unlawful prosecution / St. Petersburg court detains Hizb ut-Tahrir alleged member / Detention of St. Petersburg Church of Scientology executive upheld / Russia’s Federation Council Approves Plan To Raze Soviet-Era Apartment Blocks / Jury Deliberations Suspended In Case Of Accused Nemtsov Killers / Noted Russian Defense Lawyer Balks At Moscow Law School's Tribute To Stalin / Russian upper house backs bill on blocking mirror websites / Russian Senators Threaten Ban Foreign Media Clampdown / Family of Bekmurzaev, detained in Chechnya, unaware of his whereabouts  



28 June 2017 - Rights in Russia

Zoya Svetova: Time for the Brave [Radio Svoboda]

Zoya Svetova: Time for the Brave [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Simon Cosgrove: European Court of Human Rights rules on 'gay propaganda' legislation in Russia - Blog on Rights in Russia

European Court of Human Rights rules on 'gay propaganda' legislation in Russia - Rights in Russia

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

Check out our videos - Rights in Russia

Videos - Rights in Russia

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