News of the Day: 9 September 2021

The Moscow Times: Russia on Thursday reported 18,380 new coronavirus cases and 794 deaths.

IAPL Monitoring Committee on Attacks on Lawyers: The treatment of Ivan Pavlov and Team 29 exemplifies the risks human rights defenders are taking.

The Moscow Times: […] the Vote Abroad initiative, a decentralized, grassroots movement organized online across more than 40 countries in response to the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, that will inform Russian citizens abroad of voting procedures and organize poll watching.

Human Rights in Ukraine: Russia’s FSB has accused Ukraine’s Military Intelligence [HUR] and the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people of organizing an act of sabotage in occupied Crimea with the ‘evidence’ for this in the form of two videoed ‘confessions’ given by men held incommunicado and prevented from seeing their lawyers for over three days.  

Human Rights in Ukraine: After only ever agreeing to the most limited of scrutiny, Moscow is trying to force the end of any OSCE monitoring of the border between Russia and occupied Donbas.  The move is in clear breach of the Minsk Agreement and significantly increases the danger of a serious escalation in eastern Ukraine.. 

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