Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Lev Ponomarev: Kossiev vs Putin

Lev Ponomarev: Kossiev vs Putin - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Hugh Williamson

Hugh Williamson: “With the detention of lawyers defending Crimean Tatar activists, the Russian authorities are going even further to undermine human rights protections and the rule of law in occupied Crimea" - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 31 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

 31 January 2017 - Enemy No. 1 for Exposing Lawlessness & Repression in Russian-occupied Crimea / Tabloid Tells Abusers How to Exploit Russia's Decriminalization of Domestic Violence / Russia Charges Crimean Tatar Official With Undermining Territorial Integrity / Former Yeltsin Envoy In Sakhalin Detained On Extremism Charges / Tatars Fight To Keep Head Scarves In Russian School / Russia's HIV Travel Bans to Remain Intact / Navalny to be brought to Kirovles trial  



31 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 30 January 2017

Quote for the Day: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch: "We highlight obstacles to education for children with disabilities; military use of schools and attacks on schools by Russia-backed forces in Eastern Ukraine; the discriminatory 2013 Anti-LGBT “Propaganda Law” and the rise in attacks on LGBT people; palliative care and access to pain medications for the terminally-ill; punitive house-burning in Chechnya; and violations of migrant workers’ rights in preparation for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics" - Rights in Russia

Lev Ponomarev: "Hatred. Eight years ago, Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova were shot dead in the centre of Moscow" [Ekho Moskvy, 18 Jan]

Lev Ponomarev: "Hatred. Eight years ago, Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova were shot dead in the centre of Moscow" [Ekho Moskvy, 18 Jan] - Rights in Russia

Memorial Human Rights Centre: Statement on the trial of Vitaly Buntov

Memorial Human Rights Centre: Statement on the trial of Vitaly Buntov - 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: Jehovah's Witnesses - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Jehovah's Witnesses - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Emil Kurbedinov - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Emil Kurbedinov - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 30 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

30 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

Friday, 27 January 2017

#NewsoftheDay 27 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

 27 January 2017 - Russian Prosecutor General Rejects Presidential Human Rights Council's Proposal to Soften Law on ‘Foreign Agents’ / Moscow Officials Threaten to Prosecute Anyone Who Protests Russia's Courts / Russian Duma Approves Bill To Soften Penalty For Domestic Violence / Russia resorts to open terrorization of lawyers & their families in occupied Crimea / Crime database to be created in Russia by 2022 - report / Russian Political Prisoner Ildar Dadin Files Request to Move Prisons / "Public Verdict" associates Mardiros Demerchyan's case with Russia's failure to observe recommendations of UN Committee against Torture / Court upholds verdict of guilty for Imam Magomednabi Magomedov / Ramzan Kadyrov permits Chechen law enforcers to shoot without warning / Court upholds Alexei Knedlyakovsky's arrest / Relatives cannot find out fate of militants detained in Grozny / Tambov Court refuses to mitigate conditions of detention for Igor Stenin  



27 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Tanya Lokshina

Tanya Lokshina [Human Rights Watch]: "It is the duty of the Russian government to ensure that Chechen authorities fully comply with Russia’s legislation, including Russia’s obligations under international human rights law" - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Quote for the Day: Jo Becker

Jo Becker: "Children, like all human beings, have a right to physical integrity and equal protection under the law. Russia’s proposed law violates these guarantees" - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 26 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

 26 January 2017 - Ex-judge charged with corruption flees Russia with his family / State Duma Committee approves ban on using figures and symbols in names / Russian Constitutional Court asked to verify validity of criminal article on separatism / Convicted opposition activist Dadin’s suit over prison transfer set for Feb.3 / Russian Supreme Court softens sentence for imam for justifying terrorism / Russian Health Ministry Abandons Plans to Spend Additional 70 Billion Rubles on Fighting HIV Epidemic / Hijab Ban in Remote Russian Village Turns Into National Stand-Off / Russia Urged To Drop Charges Against Crimean Journalist /Russian-Imposed Authorities Target Alleged Islamic Group Members In Crimea  



26 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

Prosecution of Natalya Sharina, director of Ukrainian Library in Moscow, continues - HRO.org in English

Prosecution of Natalya Sharina, director of Ukrainian Library in Moscow, continues - Rights in Russia

Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service disputes findings of members of Human Rights Council - HRO.org in English [18 Jan]

Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service disputes findings of members of Human Rights Council - Rights in Russia

Nils Muižnieks: "Russia is breaking away from European structures" [Kommersant]

Nils Muižnieks: "Russia is breaking away from European structures" [Kommersant] - Rights in Russia

Constitutional Court hearing case of Ildar Dadin - HRO.org in English

Constitutional Court hearing case of Ildar Dadin - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Constitutional Court decides against ruling by European Court of Human Rights that RF government should pay compensation in Yukos case - HRO.org in English

Constitutional Court decides against ruling by European Court of Human Rights that RF government should pay compensation in Yukos case - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Yulia Gorbunova

Yulia Gorbunova: "The proposed legislation is a massive setback to efforts to eradicate domestic violence, domestically and internationally" - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 24 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

 24 January 2017 - Russian Constitutional Court Hears Dadin's Challenge To Protest Law / Dispute Over St. Petersburg Cathedral Takes Anti-Semitic Turn / Russian Education Minister Defends Muslim Headscarf Ban / Journalist faces mandatory 5-year sentence for saying Russia should leave Crimea / Putin’s “Personal Army” to crush dissent with special electric shock batons / Life sentencing in Russia is not discriminatory – ECtHR / Russian Supreme Court upholds sentence for justifying terrorism online / Human rights group Memorial's appeal against $5,000 fine set for March 10 / Russian Court Rejects Navalny Team's Motion To Replace Judge / "Kommersant": ICRF refuses to initiate case on election frauds in Dagestan  



24 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 23 January 2017

Weekly Update No. 3 (236) 23 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 3 (236) 23 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

Anastasia Zotova on evidence of torture at Prison Colony No. 7 in Karelia [Ekho Moskvy]

Anastasia Zotova on evidence of torture at Prison Colony No. 7 in Karelia [Ekho Moskvy] - Rights in Russia

Lev Ponomarev: "There must be a very strong public reaction. Then, perhaps, there will be some sort of positive influence on how the Yarovaya law is going to be applied" [Radio Sol]

Lev Ponomarev: "There must be a very strong public reaction. Then, perhaps, there will be some sort of positive influence on how the Yarovaya law is going to be applied" [Radio Sol] - Rights in Russia

Ivan Pavlov: “We cannot allow convicts to be in an absolutely right-less state”

Ivan Pavlov: “We cannot allow convicts to be in an absolutely right-less state” - Rights in Russia

An interview with Valery Borshchev: The Evolution of Russian Prisons; from Institutionalised Bullying to Transparency [Pravda.ru] - Rights in Russia

An interview with Valery Borshchev: The Evolution of Russian Prisons; from Institutionalised Bullying to Transparency [Pravda.ru] - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Russian Justice Initiative - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Russian Justice Initiative - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Aleksandr Byvshev - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Aleksandr Byvshev - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Yukos v Russia - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Yukos v Russia - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Anna Kirey

Anna Kirey: “This bill is a sickening attempt to trivialize domestic violence, which has long been viewed as a non-issue by the Russian government" - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 23 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

 23 January 2017 - Probe opened into Russian nationals allegedly associated with Ukrainian nationalists / Authorities allege involvement of persons killed near Kizlyar in attacking police / Relatives of missing Dagestani blame law enforcers for his disappearance / Residents of Chechen town of Shali decide to evict militants' family members / Darya Polyudova files complaint against court's verdict / Participants of march in memory of Markelov and Baburova report on deterioration of human rights situation in Russia / In Ingushetia, case about torture of Magomed Aushev reopened  



23 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

Friday, 20 January 2017

#NewsoftheDay 20 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

 20 January 2017 - State Duma Committee approves bill on softening penalty for domestic violence / Militants killed in Grozny buried in unmarked graves / HRC "Memorial" files complaint to ECtHR concerning special operation in Dagestan / Person killed by power agents in Khasavyurt identified / Seven persons detained at march in memory of Markelov and Baburova /Defence reports Geriev’s transfer to Chernokozovo SIZO / Russian Poet Faces New Criminal Charges for Poem in Support of Ukraine  



20 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Arkady Babchenko

Arkady Babchenko: 'Propaganda and “the war on enemies” in Putin’s Russia is a state priority, and there’re huge amounts of money involved' - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Ministry of Justice designates Bellona in St Petersburg a 'foreign agent' - HRO.org in English

Ministry of Justice designates Bellona in St Petersburg a 'foreign agent' - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 18 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

 18 January 2017 - Russia's Golos Election Monitoring Movement Gets 2017 Democracy Defender Award / Retrial Of Putin Foe Navalny Resumes After Holiday Break / Russian Yoga Lecturer Escapes Penalty in Sign of Good Karma / Over half the Berkut officers suspected of Maidan killings given shelter by Russia / ECtHR accepts Bolotnaya case defendant’s complaint over arrest and detention / ECtHR awards compensation of 19,500 euros for torture at North-Ossetian police / Man killed in shootout with power agents in Khasavyurt / At rally, residents of Chechen village of Kurchaloi decide to evict militants' families  



18 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Amnesty International

Amnesty International: 'Ildar Dadin is a prisoner of conscience. [...] We will continue to campaign for his release and to organize solidarity letters in his support.' - Rights in Russia

Monday, 16 January 2017

#NewsoftheDay 16 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

 16 January 2017 - FSB detains Ukrainian Cultural Centre activist & his wife in Russian-occupied Crimea / Russian 'scrotum protest' artist seeks asylum in France / Denial to remove human rights group Memorial from “foreign agents” list appealed
/ Russian court fines underage Islamized girl for extremism over Internet post / Power agents report detention of militant who escaped after shootout in Chechnya / HRC "Memorial": information about murder of Madina Shakhbieva, detained in Chechnya, confirmed / Opening of case on police inaction at pogrom of JMG's office denied for the sixth time / Statement on Stomakhin's transfer to prison withdrawn from court
 



16 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Tanya Lokshina

Tanya Lokshina: 'Today, Russia is more repressive than it has ever been in the post-Soviet era' - Rights in Russia

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Pressure on NGOs: on “public disavowal” of a statement or action of a representative - HRO.org in English

Pressure on NGOs: on “public disavowal” of a statement or action of a representative - Rights in Russia

Historian Nikita Petrov: Why Documents on the Repressions Are Being Concealed - HRO.org in English

Historian Nikita Petrov: Why Documents on the Repressions Are Being Concealed - Rights in Russia

Ryazan: Human rights defenders help orphans - HRO.org in English

Ryazan: Human rights defenders help orphans - Rights in Russia

Why do the Russian authorities neither accept Syrian asylum-seekers nor allow them to leave? - HRO.org in English

Why do the Russian authorities neither accept Syrian asylum-seekers nor allow them to leave? - Rights in Russia

Adoption: children’s rights in the light of the Yakovlev law - HRO.org in English

Adoption: children’s rights in the light of the Yakovlev law - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Dmitry Ugai - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Dmitry Ugai - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Russian PEN Centre - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Russian PEN Centre - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Grigory Shvedov - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Grigory Shvedov - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Tanya Lokshina

Tanya Lokshina: "Russian authorities should make it clear to Chechnya’s leadership that attacks on and threats against journalists and other independent critics will not be tolerated" - Rights in Russia

Friday, 13 January 2017

#NewsoftheDay 13 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

 13 January 2017 - Levada Centre applies to ECtHR over “foreign agent” label / More Than One Million Russians Convicted in 2016 / Russian Police Have Blocked 1,200 Websites Since 2014   



13 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 9 January 2017

Weekly Update No. 1 (234) 9 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 1 (234) 9 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Amnesty International

Amnesty International: "As a party to the European Convention on Human Rights the Russian authorities have an obligation to guarantee freedom of expression and protect journalists from threats and attacks" - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Public Oversight Commission of Dagestan - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Public Oversight Commission of Dagestan - 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: Investigation into deaths of victims of First Chechen War

Legal Case of the Week: Investigation into deaths of victims of First Chechen War - Rights in Russia

Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: November 2016

Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: November 2016 - Rights in Russia

November 2016 - Rights in Russia

November 2016 - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

#NewsoftheDay 4 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 4 January 2017 - Russian Police Briefly Detain Six Supporters Of Jailed Activist / Russian Rights Activists Demand Information on Imprisoned Dissident's Whereabouts / Rally in memory of those killed in Chechnya held in Adygea / Suspect of killing journalist Kokurkhoev named #RightsinRussia 4 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Oleg Orlov: "Security issues must not be set in opposition to observance of human rights" [Committee for Civic Initiatives]

Oleg Orlov: "Security issues must not be set in opposition to observance of human rights" [Committee for Civic Initiatives] - Rights in Russia

Zoya Svetova: 'More important than justice. Sergei Bulatnikov died under guard in a Moscow hospital without regaining consciousness [Radio Svoboda]

Zoya Svetova: 'More important than justice. Sergei Bulatnikov died under guard in a Moscow hospital without regaining consciousness [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Aleksei Knedlyakovsky & Viktor Chirikov - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Aleksei Knedlyakovsky & Viktor Chirikov - 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: Zhalaudi Geriev - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Zhalaudi Geriev - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 3 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 3 January 2017 - Chechen residents complain about disappearance of their relative / Lethal Alcohol Poisoning Outbreak / Journalist killed in Ingushetia / Law enforcers identify second suspect killed in Novolak District of Dagestan #RightsinRussia 3 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 2 January 2017

Week-ending 30 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 30 December 2016 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 2 January 2017 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 2 January 2017 - Two Militants Reported Killed In Dagestan / Russian Justice Ministry Blacklists Prominent Anti-Racism Research Center / In Chechnya, Court dismisses Stanislav Klykh's appeal against verdict in case of insulting public prosecutor #RightsinRussia 2 January 2017 - Rights in Russia