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

Appeal by Tatyana Moroshkina, mother of a political prisoner, in defence of her son. Chelyabinsk

Appeal by Tatyana Moroshkina, mother of a political prisoner, in defence of her son. Chelyabinsk - Rights in Russia

Zoya Svetova: Dadin’s Law-2; Why it's important to shout about injustice [Open Russia]

Zoya Svetova: Dadin’s Law-2; Why it's important to shout about injustice [Open Russia] - Rights in Russia

International Memorial Society: Statement on the Boris Nemtsov memorial march - HRO.org in English

International Memorial Society: Statement on the Boris Nemtsov memorial march - Rights in Russia

Lev Ponomarev: On defending the President from insults

Lev Ponomarev: On defending the President from insults - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

1 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

 1 March 2017 Ruling on recovery of over $6,000 from RBC, journalists in favor of Rosneft reversed / Alleged Hizb ut-Tahrir recruiters arrested in Russia / Russian upper house ratifies protocol on extradition / Lawyer put on trial for alleged attempt to embezzle part of investigator’s bribe / Russia moves from armed invasion of Crimea to 5-year sentences for Ukrainians who object / The Kremlin Reportedly Commissioned a Report on Russian State TV, and the Results Were Oof /  



1 March 2017 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Sergei Nikitin on Zoya Svetova

Sergei Nikitin: "This search [of Zoya Svetova's apartment] seems like a blatant attempt by the authorities to interfere with her legitimate work" - Rights in Russia