OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 149: Police Ombudsman, the Moscow Case, and Police, Not Bombs

11 April 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 the…

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Human rights activists and members of the Human Rights Council and Public Oversight Commissions urge Aleksandr Shestun’s release to house arrest

Aleksandr Shestun. Photo: Anton Kardashov / AGN 'Moskva'. Archive photo 13 April 2020 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group Last week the Podolsky town court moved the hearing of the case involving…

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Podcast Simon & Sergei: Rights in Russia week-ending 17 April 2020 with Sergei Poduzov

This week Simon Cosgrove and Sergei Nikitin talk with Sergei Poduzov (pictured), co-chair of Chelovek i Zakon, a leading Russian human rights organisation founded in Yoshkar-Ola, capital of the Republic…

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At Prison Colony No. 15 in Irkutsk, where a riot broke out, lawyers have been banned and a meeting with members of the Public Oversight Commission cancelled

Photo: Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation / RIA Novosti 13 April 2020 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group Since 13 April in Prison Colony No. 15 in the Irkutsk region, where…

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Interview with Artem Kozliuk. The end of the internet: how our digital freedoms will suffer from the pandemic

7 April 2020 Artem Kozliuk, internet activist, head of the NGO Roskomsvoboda, co-founder of the Digital Rights Centre, member of the expert council of the State Duma Committee on Information…

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Human rights activists appeal to the government to provide immediate protection from domestic violence

8 April 2020 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group Russian lawyers and human rights activists who advise victims of domestic violence and represent them in court have appealed to the Russian government…

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