Yury Samodurov: My Response and Plea to Those About to Vote Against the Constitutional Amendments

23 March 2020 Yury Samodurov, human rights activist, former director of the Andrei Sakharov Museum and Civic Centre Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ekho Moskvy] Esteemed opponents of the…

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Sergei Pashin: The coronavirus is making access to justice harder for Russians and slowing down the work of the courts

18 March 2020 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Sputnik] The Russian Supreme Court has suspended consideration of some of its cases because of the coronavirus pandemic. In Russia…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 146: Coronavirus, an interrogation on a train, and more on the Moscow Case.

28 March 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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Podcast Simon & Sergei: Rights in Russia week-ending 27 March 2020 with Dmitry Makarov

This week Simon Cosgrove and Sergei Nikitin talk with Dmitry Makarov (pictured left), co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group, one of Russia's oldest and leading human rights organisations. It was originally set up…

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Anita Soboleva: Is it necessary to entrench the priority of the Constitution over international treaties?

Photo: Anna Artemeva / Novaya gazeta 6 March 2020 Anita Soboleva is a senior lawyer with the Institute of Law and Public Policy, a senior lecturer in the department of…

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Quote for the Week. Ramzan Kadyrov on violations of coronavirus quarantine: ‘If you ask me, anyone who creates this problem for himself should be killed.’

Week-ending 27 March 2020 Ramzan Kadyrov. By Kremlin.ru, CC BY 4.0, Wikipedia Ramzan Kadyrov: 'If you ask me, anyone who creates this problem for himself should be killed. Not only…

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