Monday, 27 February 2017

27 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 27 February 2017 - Russian Social Services Under Fire for Approving of LGBT Site / Russian Supreme Court’s judge inquires into case against woman sentenced for sharing video / Kindergarten ex-teacher sentenced for repost turns to ECHR - report / Brother of Navalny denied parole again / Six Detained At Nemtsov Memorial After March Honoring Slain Kremlin Foe / Moscow March Commemorates Slain Kremlin Critic Nemtsov / Commemorations Of Slain Kremlin Critic Nemtsov Held In Russian Cities / Russian Activist Dadin Released From Prison #RightsinRussia



27 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 8 (241) 27 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 8 (241) 27 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Ildar Dadin

Ildar Dadin: "I have no right to leave the country until I achieve some changes" - Rights in Russia

Remember the Date: 27 February 2015 - assassination of Boris Nemtsov

Remember the Date: 27 February 2015 - assassination of Boris Nemtsov - Rights in Russia

Sunday, 26 February 2017

"Madness!" Genri Reznik on the case of the blogger Sokolovsky [Ura.ru]

"Madness!" Genri Reznik on the case of the blogger Sokolovsky [Ura.ru] - Rights in Russia

Human Rights Council says rights defenders should have automatic right of access to pre-trial detention facilities and prisons - HRO.org in English

Human Rights Council says rights defenders should have automatic right of access to pre-trial detention facilities and prisons - Rights in Russia

A change in Dadin’s lot? [Radio Svoboda - from 10th February 2017]

A change in Dadin’s lot? [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

'Foreign Agent' law: NGO Lawyers’ Club wins quashing of fines against NGO Esvero - HRO.org in English

'Foreign Agent' law: NGO Lawyers’ Club wins quashing of fines against NGO Esvero - Rights in Russia

An Interview with Grigory Shvedov - 'Ten Years in Power: How Chechnya Has Changed Under Ramzan Kadyrov' [Radio Sol]

An Interview with Grigory Shvedov - 'Ten Years in Power: How Chechnya Has Changed Under Ramzan Kadyrov' [Radio Sol] - 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: Oleg Melnikov - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Oleg Melnikov - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Ildar Dadin - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Ildar Dadin - Rights in Russia

Friday, 24 February 2017

24 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

 24 February 2017 - Dadin's Lawyers Ask European Court To Help Free Him After Sentence Revoked / Prison Still Holding 'Freed' Russian Dissident Dadin / 'LGBT Special Forces' Fight For Rights In Russia / Authorities refuse to give body of Grozny resident, killed at police station, out to his relatives / Amnesty International reports increased pressure on rights defenders and journalists in Chechnya  



24 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 23 February 2017

23 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

 23 February 2017 - Russian Activist Detained For Alleged Illegal Immigration Organization / Russian Opposition Politician 'Warned' Regarding Nemtsov March / Russia's Ingushetia Commemorates 1944 Deportation Victims / Russian Region Bans Stalin on Anniversary of Deportations  



23 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Halya Coynash: Quashing of Russian activist Ildar Dadin’s sentence welcome, but not enough

Halya Coynash: Quashing of Russian activist Ildar Dadin’s sentence welcome, but not enough - Rights in Russia

Remember the Date: 23 February 1944. Deportation of the Chechen and Ingush peoples

Remember the Date: 23 February 1944. Deportation of the Chechen and Ingush peoples - Rights in Russia

Lev Ponomarev on the judgment of the Constitutional Court in the Dadin case

Lev Ponomarev on the judgment of the Constitutional Court in the Dadin case - Rights in Russia

‘Foreign agents’ as reflected in a sociological survey - HRO.org in English

‘Foreign agents’ as reflected in a sociological survey - Rights in Russia

Public approval of Stalin highest for 16 years - HRO.org in English

Public approval of Stalin highest for 16 years - Rights in Russia

Human Rights Council monitoring prosecution of historian Yury Dmitriev - HRO.org in English

Human Rights Council monitoring prosecution of historian Yury Dmitriev - Rights in Russia

Asmik Novikova [Public Verdict Foundation]: "Torture—This is not about the Middle Ages, this is what’s happening to people who walk alongside us in the street" [7X7]

Asmik Novikova [Public Verdict Foundation]: "Torture—This is not about the Middle Ages, this is what’s happening to people who walk alongside us in the street" [7X7] - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

22 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

 22 February 2017 - Ildar Dadin: Russian activist jail term quashed / Ingushetian Lawmakers Approve Bill Banning Immortalization Of Stalin's Name / Russia Sets Fines For Failure To Block Banned Internet Resources / Russian TV shows fake ’anti-terror operation’ to hide arrests of Crimean Tatar activists / UK Passes Amendment to Russian Bill Modeled on U.S. Magnitsky Act / Russia's Censor Suddenly Wants to Know More About Channels on Telegram
/ Krasnodar Region Court refuses to commute Polyudova’s verdict / ECtHR awards 65,000 euros to relatives of Ibragim Kushtov, kidnapped in Ingushetia / ECtHR accepts Kobaliya’s complaints to consideration
 



22 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 20 February 2017

Weekly Update No. 7 (240) 20 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 7 (240) 20 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

20 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

 20 February 2017 - Ominous arrest of a Crimean Tatar activist and claims of training in sabotage & terrorism / Blogger who was catching pokemons in Orthodox church appeals to ECtHR / Hermitage Capital CEO again arrested in absentia by Russian court / Gukovo miners threaten authorities with new hunger strike / Evkurov announces women's council of killed militants’ widows / Krasnodar farmer-activist Volchenko report closure of case against him  



20 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Irina Kosterina

Irina Kosterina: "The Russian legal system has de facto removed an essential protective barrier between the assailant and his prey" - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Roman Sushchenko - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Roman Sushchenko - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Investigation into March 2016 attack on journalists and human rights defenders in Chechnya suspended - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Investigation into March 2016 attack on journalists and human rights defenders in Chechnya suspended - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Migration and Law Network - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Migration and Law Network - Rights in Russia

Friday, 17 February 2017

17 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

 17 February 2017 - Trial Postponed For Crimean Journalist Charged With Separatism / Navalny appeals new sentence in Kirovles embezzlement case / Additional protocol on extradition ratified by State Duma / MSF inquiry indicates Russia was behind hospital bombing in Syria / Russia has more than torture to hide in FSB’s ‘Ukrainian Crimea Saboteur Plot’ / Strasbourg to rule if Russia can ban Crimean Tatar Mejlis for opposing its occupation of Crimea / Economic Crisis Increases Return of Adopted Children in Russia  



17 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Quote for the Day: Pavel Chikov

Pavel Chikov: "Despite being in a minority, [human rights] organisations had always set the tone and agenda of public opinion as well as forming and influencing it, but they have been effectively wiped out thanks to the efforts of the authorities" - Rights in Russia

16 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

 16 February 2017 - Crimean Journalist's Trial To Start In Simferopol / Russia's 'Big Brother' Law Facing Delays / Support in Russia for bloody dictator Joseph Stalin at record high / Check of application on Geriev’s kidnapping resumed for the fifth time / HRC "Memorial" asks GPO to interfere in case of Abdurakhmanov, native of Chechnya / Krasnodar farmers report detention of Alexei Volchenko / Chechnya: detainees’ relatives have no information about them for over a month  



16 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Anastasia Zotova: ‘And then they’ll come for you, and no one will notice that either’ [Ekho Moskvy]

Anastasia Zotova: ‘And then they’ll come for you, and no one will notice that either’ [Ekho Moskvy] - Rights in Russia

Agora publishes report on the state of the Internet in Russia - HRO.org in Ennglish

Agora publishes report on the state of the Internet in Russia - Rights in Russia

Marietta Chudakova tells of officials’ seizure of school students’ history questionnaires - HRO.org in English

Marietta Chudakova tells of officials’ seizure of school students’ history questionnaires - Rights in Russia

Russia Again Refuses to Transfer Sentsov and Kolchenko to Ukraine - HRO.org in English

Russia Again Refuses to Transfer Sentsov and Kolchenko to Ukraine - Rights in Russia

For Human Rights: "Karelia's Torture Prisons"

For Human Rights: "Karelia's Torture Prisons" - Rights in Russia

Nadezhda Azhgikhina: Russian Citizens Don’t Want to Live in the Middle Ages

Nadezhda Azhgikhina: Russian Citizens Don’t Want to Live in the Middle Ages - Rights in Russia

Valentina Cherevatenko speaks in London [19:30, Pushkin House, 9 March 2017] - Rights in Russia

Valentina Cherevatenko speaks in London [19:30, Pushkin House, 9 March 2017] - Rights in Russia

Pavel Chikov: The Benchmark for NGOs

Pavel Chikov: The Benchmark for NGOs - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

15 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

 15 February 2017 - Russia Imposes New Fines on Internet Providers That Don't Block Banned Sites / Russian Authorities Report Shortages of HIV Meds in 20 Regions / Russian Police Abandon Investigation Into Attack on Journalists in Chechnya / Victims demand $745,000 from alleged organizer of 2002 Moscow theater hostage crisis / Advocate claims theft of documents in Boris Nemtsov's case / Defence denied Crimean Tatar leader on trial for saying Russia must leave Crimea / In Rostov-on-Don, defendant in case of planned terror act goes on hunger strike / Rights defenders urge to transfer Aslan Cherkesov to Caucasian colony  



15 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Vladimir Kara-Murza

Vladimir Kara-Murza: "It is virtually impossible to protest nowadays. Ildar Dadin was sentenced for three years in prison just for protesting on his own on the street" - Rights in Russia

Opening of the 'Different Wars' Exhibition at St Petersburg Academy for Post-Graduate Pedagogical Education [EU-Russia Civil Society Forum]

Opening of the 'Different Wars' Exhibition at St Petersburg Academy for Post-Graduate Pedagogical Education [EU-Russia Civil Society Forum] - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Quote for the Day: Kirill Koroteev

Kirill Koroteev: "The Constitutional Court's judgment has made further application of 212.1 more difficult, but has not prevented it” - Rights in Russia

14 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

 14 February 2017 - Russian Court Saves North Korean Defector From Deportation / ECtHR prohibits Russia from deporting Syrian citizen for visa violation / Russian court upholds detention of Ukrainian journalist charged with spying / Sentence of Hizb ut-Tahrir member upheld by Russian Supreme Court / In Rostov-on-Don, Court starts retrial of case against unit of "Hizb ut-Tahrir" / Chechen Prosecutor's Office removes report about case against author of humorous video about Koran / Dagestani’s relatives state his kidnapping by power agents  



14 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 13 February 2017

13 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

 13 February 2017 - Russians Protest Decriminalization Of Some Domestic Violence / Chairman of Russian State Duma Wants Law to Protect President's “Honor” / Convicted opposition activist Dadin seeks review of his case / Russian government commission approves bill on blocking mirror websites / Woman sentenced for sharing video turns down pardon in favor of other inmates / Geriev’s defence states protraction of examining his application on kidnapping  



13 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 6 (239) 13 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 6 (239) 13 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: George Leech

George Leech: 'Children of asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, and foreign citizens unable to provide proof of residence are being turned away and expelled from schools in and around Moscow' - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Ildar Dadin - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Ildar Dadin - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Mark Galperin - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Mark Galperin - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Agora International - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Agora International - Rights in Russia

Letter of appeal to President Putin concerning threats to editor of ‘Kavkazsky Uzel’ (Caucasian Knot) - HRO.org in English

Letter of appeal to President Putin concerning threats to editor of ‘Kavkazsky Uzel’ (Caucasian Knot) - Rights in Russia

Memorial Anti-discrimination Centre on rights violations against vulnerable groups - HRO.org in English

Memorial Anti-discrimination Centre on rights violations against vulnerable groups - Rights in Russia

Memorial recognizes Oksana Sevastidi, sentenced for sending text message, as a political prisoner - HRO.org in English

Memorial recognizes Oksana Sevastidi, sentenced for sending text message, as a political prisoner - Rights in Russia

Memorial Human Rights Centre demands an end to prosecution of lawyer Emil Kurbedinov [30 Jan] - HRO.org in English

Memorial Human Rights Centre demands an end to prosecution of lawyer Emil Kurbedinov [30 Jan] - Rights in Russia

Friday, 10 February 2017

Quote for the Day: Denis Krivosheev

Denis Krivosheev: "We reiterate our call on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Dadin and to ensure that nobody else is prosecuted solely for holding a peaceful protest" - Rights in Russia

10 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 10 February 2017 - Russian Court Says Dadin's Case To Be Reviewed, Criminal Code To be Amended / 6 Signs There’s No Such Thing as Internet Freedom in Russia / Independent Russian Radio Station Ekho Moskvy Facing Government Closure / Internet providers to face fines for failure to block websites with banned information / State Duma passes bill on perpetual privatization of housing / Relatives of detained resident of Ingushetia cannot locate him / Court leaves Imam Velitov under house arrest / Zhalaudi Geriev's defence files appeal against verdict  



10 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Political prisoner Rafis Kashapov complains to Constitutional Court over Criminal Code article “On separatism” - HRO.org in English

Political prisoner Rafis Kashapov complains to Constitutional Court over Criminal Code article “On separatism” - Rights in Russia

On the problem of burying the victims of the First Chechen War - HRO.org in English

On the problem of burying the victims of the First Chechen War - Rights in Russia

“Something worth devoting your life to” - on the new book 'Dissidents' by Glev Morev [Radio Svoboda]

“Something worth devoting your life to” - on the new book 'Dissidents' by Glev Morev [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Human Rights Resource Centre: Two Recent Reports

Human Rights Resource Centre: Two Recent Reports - Rights in Russia

EU-Russia Civil Society Forum: 7th General Assembly held in Helsinki (1-3 February 2017)

EU-Russia Civil Society Forum: 7th General Assembly held in Helsinki (1-3 February 2017) - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Quote for the Day: Anna Kirey

Anna Kirey: “While the Russian government claims this reform will ‘protect family values’, in reality it rides roughshod over women’s rights. It is a sickening attempt to further trivialize domestic violence" - Rights in Russia

9 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

 9 February 2017 - Ukrainian librarian under Russian house arrest takes case to court of human rights / Frustrated Siberians Take On Russia's Justice System / Censorship Row: film "Mathilde" has Orthodox activists crying blasphemy / Russian Activists Arrested Protesting Putin's Closest Oligarch Ally / Ukrainian jailed for insistence that Crimea is Ukraine declared a political prisoner / Russia’s Supreme Court upholds sentence for Hizb ut-Tahrir member / Lawyer Sergey Zemtsov attacked, Kuban farmers report / Two Chechens detained in Austria face deportation  



9 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Statement by Russian lawyers on situation in Crimea - HRO.org in English

Statement by Russian lawyers on situation in Crimea - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

#NewsoftheDay 8 February 2017 - Rights in Russia



 8 February 2017 - Kremlin critic in coma was 'poisoned by undefined substance' / Alexei Navalny: Russian opposition leader found guilty of embezzlement / Amnesty Warns Russian Law On Domestic Violence Puts Women At Greater Risk / Russia: Domestic violence law puts women at greater risk / Support for Death Penalty in Russia Plummets / Russia to publish “anti-Ukrainian Ukrainian newspaper” in occupied Crimea / Zhalaudi Geriev's defence plans to file appeal against verdict / ECtHR obliges Russia to pay compensation to Islam Turpulkhanov for bad conditions of detention in penal colony / ECtHR fines Russia for banning rally in memory of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova  



8 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Pavel Chikov: Attempts by the Trumps, Putins, Orbáns, Mays and Le Pens to undermine the values of freedom are causing a global backlash

Pavel Chikov: Attempts by the Trumps, Putins, Orbáns, Mays and Le Pens to undermine the values of freedom are causing a global backlash - Rights in Russia

Quote for the Day: Front Line Defenders

Front Line Defenders: "Front Line Defenders also calls on the Crimean authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Emir Usein Kuku" - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 7 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

 7 February 2017 - Putin Signs Law Decriminalizing Some Domestic Violence / Russian Activist Galperin Detained In Moscow / European Court Rules Russia Must Pay Activists For Limiting Their Rights / Russian Court Convicts Man for Not Informing on 'Terrorist' Friend / Russia Blocks Porn Site Brazzers for 'Damaging Human Psyche' / Wife Says Kremlin Critic Diagnosed With ’Acute Poisoning’ Blood Samples Sent To Israeli Lab / Russian prison doctors suspected of causing inmate’s death by negligence / Chechnya reopens investigation into suspected militants' case / On January 30-February 5, five persons killed in armed conflict in Northern Caucasus  



7 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Monday, 6 February 2017

#NewsoftheDay 6 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

 6 February 2017 - Russian Politicians Propose Scrapping Anti-Protest Law / Russian Human Rights Ombudsperson thinks jailing Crimean rights lawyer Kurbedinov & seizing his clients’ records is OK / Pre-trial detention of Emir Usein Kuku extended
/ Russia: Government vs. Rights Groups / Twenty-two natives of Chechnya detained in Austria / HRC "Memorial": hostage of Chechen law enforcers set free / Relatives of detained Makhma Muskiev evicted from Tsotsi-Yurt, residents of Chechnya report
 



6 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 5 (238) 6 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Weekly Update No. 5 (238) 6 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Memorial Human Rights Centre: Tagir Khasanov - a real victim of a bogus fight against extremism

Memorial Human Rights Centre: Tagir Khasanov - a real victim of a bogus fight against extremism - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Memorial Human Rights Centre - Rights in Russia

Rights Group of the Week: Memorial Human Rights Centre - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Aleksei Navalny - Rights in Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Aleksei Navalny - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Vladimir Kara-Murza - Rights in Russia

Person of the Week: Vladimir Kara-Murza - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 3 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Week-ending 3 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Political prisoner Maksim Panfilov refuses to plead guilty - HRO.org in English [19 Jan]

Political prisoner Maksim Panfilov refuses to plead guilty - Rights in Russia

FSB officers in Crimea detained prominent lawyer Nikolai Polozov - HRO.org in English

FSB officers in Crimea detained prominent lawyer Nikolai Polozov - Rights in Russia

Anastasia Zotova: Complaints from inside prison colony make your hair stand on end [Voice of America] - Rights in Russia

[from 17 January 2017]



Anastasia Zotova: Complaints from inside prison colony make your hair stand on end [Voice of America] - Rights in Russia

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Lev Ponomarev: Can the Constitutional Court defend the Russian Constitution? [Moskovsky Komsomolets]

Lev Ponomarev: Can the Constitutional Court defend the Russian Constitution? [Moskovsky Komsomolets] - Rights in Russia

Professional ‘heart failure’: Committee for the Prevention of Torture on deaths in custody - HRO.org in English

Professional ‘heart failure’: Committee for the Prevention of Torture on deaths in custody - Rights in Russia

Grigory Shvedov on recent developments in Chechnya [Open Russia]

Grigory Shvedov on recent developments in Chechnya [Open Russia] - Rights in Russia

Sergei Golubok on Constitutional Court hearing in the case of Ildar Dadin [Radio Svoboda]

Sergei Golubok on Constitutional Court hearing in the case of Ildar Dadin [Radio Svoboda] - Rights in Russia

Public Verdict launches campaign against torture - HRO.org in English

Public Verdict launches campaign against torture - Rights in Russia

Aleksandr Verkhovsky: “It’s important the government supports the taboo against anti-Semitism”

Aleksandr Verkhovsky: “It’s important the government supports the taboo against anti-Semitism” - Rights in Russia

Friday, 3 February 2017

#NewsoftheDay 3 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

 3 February 2017 - Prosecutors Seek Suspended Five-Year Sentence For Navalny / Jailed Pro-Ukrainian Crimean Activist likely subjected to torture / Convicted opposition activist Dadin’s suit over prison transfer dismissed / HRC "Memorial": Chechen power agents take Ingush resident hostage / Movsar Rashidov’s relatives report his kidnapping by power agents / HRC "Memorial" reports NGO checks in Chechnya  





3 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Thursday, 2 February 2017

#NewsoftheDay 2 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

 2 February 2017 - Russian critic Vladimir Kara-Murza suffers sudden organ failure / Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny wins European human rights payout / Navalny’s motion for interrogation of witnesses in Kirovles case denied / Magomed Aushev’s representatives demand confrontation with power agents suspected of torture / ECtHR puts questions to Russian government in connection with Tarkhan Kartoev’s death  



2 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Quote for the Day: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch: "As of February 1, 2017, the official list of active 'foreign agents' consisted of 105 groups" - Rights in Russia

#NewsoftheDay 1 February 2017 - Rights in Russia

 1 February 2017 - Russian doctor defies intimidation to authorise gender reassignment surgery / Russian Bill Decriminalizing Some Domestic Violence Sent To Putin / Russian Activist Who Praised Orlando Massacre Fined, Avoids Prison / Russian bailiffs bring Navalny to Kirovles trial / Kremlin-Installed Crimean Leader Admits Preparations for Armed Uprising / Seven residents of Chechnya detained on suspicion of trying to join IS / Volgograd Regional Duma refuses to accept Holocaust exhibition  



1 February 2017 - Rights in Russia