Quote for the Week. Petition to President and Government: ‘We, citizens of Russia, call on the president and government to […] postpone the voting on amendments to the Constitution until the epidemiological threat has disappeared.’

Week-ending 20 March 2020 Petition to President and Government: 'We, citizens of Russia, call on the president and government to immediately take the following measures: […] To postpone the vioting…

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Karinna Moskalenko et al: Prevent a constitutional crisis and an anti-constitutional coup. Appeal from lawyers, scholars, and journalists to Russia’s citizens

15 March 2020 In the photo: Karinna Moskalenko, attorney, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, founder of the International Protection Centre, and specialist in international law Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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Valery Borshchev: Human Rights Defenders Urge Rejection of Proposed Constitutional Amendments

10 March 2020 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] Russian human rights defenders have issued a public appeal to the judges of the Constitutional Court, to the heads of…

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Podcast Simon & Sergei: Human rights in Russia week-ending 13 March 2020 with Natalya Taubina

This week Simon Cosgrove and Sergei Nikitin talk with Natalia Taubina, director of the Moscow-based Public Verdict Foundation (pictured left). Public Verdict is one of the leading human rights organisations…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 144: Amendments to the Constitution, freedom of assembly and the omnipresence of Coronavirus

14 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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