Remember the Date: 30 October, Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repression

Photo: by David Krikheli 30 October 1974 was the first Day of Political Prisoners in the USSR, an initiative organised by imprisoned Soviet dissidents, led by Kronid Liubarsky, for the recognition of inmates'…

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Law of the Week: Article 13.15 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offences – the ‘Law on Fake News’

Week-ending 30 October 2020 Article 13.15 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offences: 'Abuse of freedom of mass information' - the so-called 'law on fake news.' The law was used…

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Person of the Week: Salman Tepsurkaev – Investigative Committee refuses to investigate his disappearance and torture

Week-ending 30 October 2020 Photo: Caucasian Knot On 27 October 2020 the Investigative Committee refused to initiate a criminal investigation regarding the kidnapping and torture of Salman Tepsurkaev, moderator of…

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Legal Case of the Week: Pavel Rebrovsky sentenced to six years’ imprisonment in New Greatness trial

Week-ending 30 October 2020 Photo: Memorial Human Rights Centre On 29 October 2020 Liublino district court in Moscow found Pavel Rebrovsky guilty of creating an extremist organization and sentenced him…

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Quote for the Week. Natalia Prilutskaya: “Aleksandr Shabarchin is a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for the exercise of his right to freedom of expression.”

Natalia Prilutskaya "Aleksandr Shabarchin is a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for the exercise of his right to freedom of expression, and he must be immediately and unconditionally released." -…

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Monique van Ravenstein reviews Catherine Belton’s ‘Putin’s People. How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West’

29 October 2020 By Monique van Ravenstein Monique van Ravenstein reviews Putin's People. How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West by Catherine Belton, William Collins,…

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Rights in Russia week-ending 30 October 2020

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Grigory Melkonyants: Key findings from the Golos Report on the results of the Single Day of Voting 2020

15 October 2020 By Grigory Melkonyants, co-chair of the Golos movement For the full text of the original article, see here Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] 1. The transition…

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