Igor Kalyapin: I became caught up with the idea of proving the obvious – people are being tortured

30 December 2019 Igor Kalyapin, head of the human rights organisation Committee against Torture, talks about the main difference between human rights activists and lawyers, about his sense of duty…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 141: A police officer confesses, Jehovah’s Witnesses are beaten, and the Moscow Case continues

22 February 2020OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Friday OVD-Info sends out a mailing with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive the…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Yulia Tsvetkova is a political prisoner

11 February 2020 Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Yulia Tsvetkova is being prosecuted because of her public stance and feminist views.Feminist and artist Yulia Svetkova, who lives in Komsomolsk-na-Amur, has…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Verdict in the Network case – where the impossible is the norm

11 February 2020  Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Seven people have been convicted by a military court in Penza in a case involving fabrication of evidence and torture. What does this…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 140: How to conduct a single-person picket, the Network case, and lengthy prison sentences

15 February 2020 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Friday OVD-Info sends out a mailing with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Eleven residents of Crimea prosecuted for involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir are political prisoners

31 January 2020 On trial under terrorism articles of the Russian Criminal Code, they have not been charged with terrorism Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre believes the…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Eduard Nizamov, claimed to be head of the Russian branch of Hizb ut-Tahrir, is a political prisoner

28 January 2020If convicted, Nizamov faces a possible life sentence Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Eduard Nizamov has been charged with organising the activities of a terrorist group (Article 205.5, Section…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 139: Lawyer and journalist attacked in Chechnya, arrests in Ingushetia and religious persecution

8 February 2020OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Friday OVD-Info sends out a mailing with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive the…

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