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

Weekly Update No. 20 (253) 22 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 20 (253) 22 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Evgeniya Chirikova

Evgeniya Chirikova: "In Russia, any topic, including Pokemon Go, is political." - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Environmental Watch of the North Caucasus - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Environmental Watch of the North Caucasus - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Yury Kuly - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Yury Kuly - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Yevhen Hrytsyak - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Yevhen Hrytsyak - Rights in Russia

Evgeniya Chirikova: They will reckon with you only if they sense in you a threat to their power [Facebook]

Evgeniya Chirikova: They will reckon with you only if they sense in you a threat to their power [Facebook] - Rights in Russia

Memorial Human Rights Centre: Charges against activists Evgeny Kurakin and Nataliya Lutovinova politically motivated

Memorial Human Rights Centre: Charges against activists Evgeny Kurakin and Nataliya Lutovinova politically motivated - Rights in Russia

Tatyana Moskalkova: “The ombudsperson has no right to 'bury her head in the sand' ” [Rossiiskaya gazeta]

Tatyana Moskalkova: “The ombudsperson has no right to 'bury her head in the sand' ” [Rossiiskaya gazeta] - Rights in Russia

Memorial considers case against Ruslan Kutayev fabricated - HRO.org in English

Memorial considers case against Ruslan Kutayev fabricated - Rights in Russia

Friday, 19 May 2017

Pavel Chikov: "In the Name of God: Atheists in Russia Under Fire" [The Moscow Times]

Pavel Chikov: "In the Name of God: Atheists in Russia Under Fire" [The Moscow Times] - Rights in Russia

19 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 19 May 2017 - Russia detains Crimean Tatars for honouring the victims of the Deportation / Russia’s National Guard to Monitor Social Networks / State Interests Trump Human Rights, Says Chair of Russia’s Constitutional Court / President Putin appoints new Representative of Russia at ECHR / Chechnya's ‘First Transgender Woman’ Comes Forward / Two gays from Chechnya find refuge in Lithuania / "EcoWatch" achieves cancellation of fines at Adygea's Supreme Court  



19 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Remember the Date: 18 May 1944 - deportation of the Crimean Tatar people from their homeland

Remember the Date: 18 May 1944 - deportation of the Crimean Tatar people from their homeland - Rights in Russia

18 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 18 May 2017 - Opening Of Navalny's Election Headquarters In Moscow Postponed Again / Anti-Corruption Protester Jailed for 8 Months After Navalny's Moscow Rally / Moscow City Court refuses to release Ukrainian journalist charged with spying / Russian prison staff jailed for torturing 16-year-old Ukrainian to death / European Parliament Demands 'Credible Investigation' Into Abuse Of Gay Men In Chechnya / Human rights defenders announce campaign of solidarity with Chechen LGBT people / Tatiana Moskalkova: information of "Novaya Gazeta" with names of gays harassed in Chechnya sent to ICRF / Mikhail Fedotov says Ramzan Kadyrov promises to assist law enforcement agencies in verifying reported violations against LGBT people  



18 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

300 LGBT Celebrated IDAHOT under open St. Petersburg Skies

300 LGBT Celebrated IDAHOT under open St. Petersburg Skies - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Quote for the Day: Vladimir Pozner

Vladimir Pozner: "As it is known, I am an atheist. I stridently believe there is no God. [...] By propagating this view, am I violating the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation?" - Rights in Russia

17 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 17 May 2017 - Death Toll In Gas Blast In Russia's Volgograd Rises To Four / Baku Decries Russian Court's Closure Of Azerbaijani Diaspora Group / Russia demands increase to 12-year sentence against Crimean Tatar political prisoner / Telegram App to Refuse Russia's Data Demands / Russian government approves list of facilities protected by National Guard / Russian Supreme Court upholds sentence for preparation of terror attack in cinema / Bill on supervision of released criminals adopted by State Duma / Over 42,500 complaints lodged with Russian human rights ombudsman’s office in 2016 /French LGBT associations file lawsuit against Ramzan Kadyrov  



17 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

16 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 16 May 2017 - Chechnya accused of 'gay genocide' in ICC complaint / Navalny Supporter In Tatarstan Is Jailed For 10 Days /
Russia Is Getting a Patriotic Council to Fight 'Cultural Extremism'
 



16 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 15 May 2017

Remember the Date: 12 May 1997 - the signing of the peace accord ending the First Chechen War

Remember the Date: 12 May 1997 - the signing of the peace accord ending the First Chechen War - Rights in Russia

15 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 15 May 2017 Leader Of 1953 Soviet Gulag Uprising Dies In Ukraine At 90 / Stalin Portrait Goes Up At Moscow Subway Station / Moscow protests over demolition of Soviet-era homes / One man killed in shootout in Dagestan / Chechen MIA: information on harassment of gays in republic not confirmed  



15 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 19 (252) 15 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 19 (252) 15 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Committee for the Prevention of Torture - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Committee for the Prevention of Torture - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Ildar Dadin - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Ildar Dadin - Rights in Russia

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

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

Quote for the Day: Aleksandr Podrabinek

Aleksandr Podrabinek: "Why is a legal professional in court accusing a defendant of something that does not fall within the framework of the law?" - Rights in Russia

Aleksandr Podrabinek: Candid Times

Aleksandr Podrabinek: Candid Times - Rights in Russia

Boris Altshuler: An Open Letter to Galina Khovanskaya on the proposed demolition of Khrushchev-era housing in Moscow

Boris Altshuler: An Open Letter to Galina Khovanskaya on the proposed demolition of Khrushchev-era housing in Moscow - Rights in Russia

Vyacheslav Bakhmin: How to win an environmental or town-planning dispute

Vyacheslav Bakhmin: How to win an environmental or town-planning dispute - Rights in Russia

Friday, 12 May 2017

Our interview with Natalya Taubina, director of Public Verdict Foundation [in Russian] - Rights in Russia

Our interview with Natalya Taubina, director of Public Verdict Foundation [in Russian] - Rights in Russia

Our interview with Natalya Taubina, director of Public Verdict Foundation, a prominent Moscow-based human rights NGO - Rights in Russia

Our interview with Natalya Taubina, director of Public Verdict Foundation, a prominent Moscow-based human rights NGO - Rights in Russia

12 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 12 May 2017 Navalny Returns To Russia, Urges Support For Rallies / Russian Police Say Attack on Rights Activist Was in 'Defense' of Chechen Leader / In Ingushetia, two persons killed in attack on DPS checkpoint / Russia’s youngest Ukrainian prisoner faints in court after week on hunger strike / Andrei Rudomakha: activities of "EcoWatch" blocked by court proceedings / Navalny's supporters complain to court about inaction of Astrakhan Mayoralty #RightsinRussia



12 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 11 May 2017

11 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 11 May 2017 Chechnya gay rights: Activists with petition held in Moscow / Pokemon Go: Russian blogger sentenced / Russian YouTuber convicted of blasphemy after playing Pok√©mon Go in a church / House Torched As 'Acts Of Vandalism' Target Jehovah's Witnesses In Russia / Amnesty condemns banning of Jehovah’s Witnesses as assault on freedom of assembly and conscience / Putin's New Executive Order Cracks Down on Internet Media and Online Anonymity / Before World Cup, Russia Turns to Old Security Toolbox / Resettlers treat Medvedev's decision to give Dagestani villages to Azerbaijan as a disaster  



11 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Zoya Svetova on the case of the vlogger Ruslan Sokolovsky: "A Feeling of Outrage" [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Zoya Svetova on the case of the vlogger Ruslan Sokolovsky: "A Feeling of Outrage" [Radio Svoboda]

Human rights defenders fear a 'Bolotnaya Square case-2' - HRO.org in English

Human rights defenders fear a 'Bolotnaya Square case-2' - Rights in Russia

10 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 10 May 2017 - Czech Authorities Issue Warrant For Activist Wanted In Russia / Russian Investigators Ordered to Find Out How Hackers Cracked an Activist's Telegram Account / Lawyers Ask Human Rights Court to Rule on Russia's Anti-Nazi Laws / ECtHR dismisses Zara Murtazalieva's complaint #RightsinRussia



10 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

9 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 9 May 2017 Russia Releases Activist Jailed Over Letters To Putin / Dutch Court Rules Russia Knowingly Forced Yukos Into Bankruptcy / Putin critic Navalny has eye surgery in Spain after attack / How Russian Kids Are Taught World War II / Instilling Terror: More Armed Searches & Abduction-like Arrests in Russian-occupied Crimea  



9 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 18 (251) 8 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 18 (251) 8 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 8 May 2017

Natalya Taubina speaks at UCL on "Shrinking space for civil society in Russia: Challenges and new strategies"

Natalya Taubina speaks at UCL on "Shrinking space for civil society in Russia: Challenges and new strategies" - Rights in Russia

8 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 8 May 2017 Moscow Protest Marks Five Years Since Bolotnaya Crackdown / Blogger Sergey Rulyov detained at picket in Rostov-on-Don / Russian Activist Navalny Reportedly On Plane To Barcelona For Eye Treatment / Putin Attends Birthday Party for His Old KGB Boss / Criminalizing Bride Kidnapping? You’ve Got to Be Kidding, Says Ingushetia Leader / Residents of Chechnya trust information about harassment of gays / Russia refuses to obey UN Court order to stop persecution of Crimean Tatar Mejlis  



8 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: RosKomSvoboda - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: RosKomSvoboda - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Darya Kulakova - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Darya Kulakova - Rights in Russia

Lev Ponomarev: Bolotnaya - 5 Years on. For Russia, Against Arbitrary Rule and Repression. On the Rally of 6 May

Lev Ponomarev: Bolotnaya - 5 Years on. For Russia, Against Arbitrary Rule and Repression. On the Rally of 6 May - Rights in Russia

Human rights defenders urge measures against politically-motivated violence in the country - HRO.org in English

Human rights defenders urge measures against politically-motivated violence in the country - Rights in Russia

"We were living witnesses of the Gulag." Book night at the Sakharov Centre - HRO.org in English

"We were living witnesses of the Gulag." Book night at the Sakharov Centre - Rights in Russia

OVD-Info: #We’veHadEnough: anti-Putin protesters face pressure on the street and at school

OVD-Info: #We’veHadEnough: anti-Putin protesters face pressure on the street and at school - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 5 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 5 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Friday, 5 May 2017

5 May 2017 - Rights in Russia



 5 May 2017 - Putin Vows To Discuss Alleged Abuse Of Gay Men In Chechnya With Top Officials / Russian Police Probe Radical Pro-Kremlin Group Over Navalny Attack / Russian Internet Watchdog Issues Another Warning to Liberal Outlet 'The New Times' / Popular Chinese messenger blocked in Russia / Nyetflix and Dill: Putin Signs Law Regulating Foreign Online Streaming Services / "Life" denies data of "Novaya Gazeta" about gay prison in Argun  

5 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 4 May 2017

4 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 4 May 2017 – Kremlin Critic Navalny Says Russia Stops Him Traveling Abroad / Russian Protest Artist Pavlensky, Partner Get Political Asylum In France / Russian City Under Fire Over Paper’s Homophobic Slur, Blames Hackers For ‘False’ Apology / Half of Russians Consider Themselves To Be Poor, Study Finds #RightsinRussia



4 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Developments in the Dmitry Bogatov Case - HRO.org in English

Developments in the Dmitry Bogatov Case - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

3 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 3 May 2017 - Daghestan Head Faces Ire Over Remarks About 'Pretty Girls' And 'Cows' / Russian Court Upholds Navalny's Latest Embezzlement Verdict / Russian Vice Principal Threatens to Seize Students From Their Homes for Supporting Navalny / In Astrakhan, Court confirms legality of refusal to sanction anti-corruption action / Court upholds verdicts to two participants of anti-corruption action in Sochi  



3 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

OVD-Info: Russian authorities ramp up repression against anti-corruption protesters

OVD-Info: Russian authorities ramp up repression against anti-corruption protesters - Rights in Russia

2 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 2 May 2017 - Navalny Accuses Police Of Failing To Investigate Attack / Navalny attacker led 2014 attempt to repeat Donbas seizure of power in Kharkiv / Moscow Police Investigate Reports Of Discarded Body Fragments / Four messaging services blocked in Russia / ECtHR awards €95,000 to three Russian citizens for ill-treatment by police / Bill on ratification of protocol over ECtHR subsidiarity signed into law #RightsinRussia



2 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 17 (250) 1 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 17 (250) 1 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 1 May 2017

1 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

 1 May 2017 - Russian Protesters Call On Putin To Leave / Russian TV Network Shows Video Of Navalny Attack With Assailant's Face Blurred / Navalny's Supporters Track Down His Attackers, As Police Dawdle / Someone Is Blinding Russian Opposition Activists With Chemicals / Russian Activist Jailed Over Letters Submitted To Putin / Russian LGBT Activists Detained After Chechnya Protests / On April 24-30, 12 people fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus  



1 May 2017 - Rights in Russia

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

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

Person of the Week: Ilya Varlamov - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Ilya Varlamov - Rights in Russia

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

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

Rights Group of the Week: International Memorial Society - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: International Memorial Society - Rights in Russia

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

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

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

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

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

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