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