Rights in Russia week-ending 26 February 2021

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Simon Cosgrove on Amnesty’s revocation of Navalny’s POC designation: A bad outcome for human rights

28 February 2021 By Simon Cosgrove Simon is chair of Rights in Russia but writes these comments in a personal capacity and they may not necessarily represent the views of the…

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Remember the Date: 27 February 2015 – the assassination of liberal politician and Putin critic Boris Nemtsov

Photo: Wikipedia On 27 February 2015 Boris Nemtsov was shot dead on the Moskvoretsky Bridge near the Kremlin in Moscow.  From the entry in Wikipedia, 'Assassination of Boris Nemtsov':  'The assassination…

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Law of the Week: New laws impose higher fines on proteters, ‘foreign agents’ and social media companies.

Week-ending 26 February 2021 On 24 February 2021 President Putin signed into force laws that increase fines imposed on protesters found guilty of disobeying police officers, on persons and organisations…

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ECtHR ruling of the Week: In Belskiy and Others v. Russia, the ECtHR found violations of Article 3, Article 5 and Article 13

Week-ending 26 February 2021 This week there was one ruling handed down by the European Court of Human Rights regarding Russia. In Belskiy and Others v. Russia, the Court found…

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CSO of the Week: Public Verdict Foundation exposes torture in Yaroslavl penal colony.

Week-ending 26 February 2021 This week Novaya gazeta publicised a video obtained by the Public Verdict Foundation, a leading Russian human rights organisation, showing prisoners being tortured in Penal Colony…

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Legal Case of the Week: Two Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to terms in prison for their faith.

Week-ending 26 February 2021 On 24 February 2021 a court in Abakan, Khakassia, sentenced two Jehovah's Witnesses to prison terms on account of their faith. Roman Baranovsky was sentenced to…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny sent to prison despite ECtHR ruling

Week-ending 26 February 2021 This week a Moscow court upheld Aleksei Navalny's conviction in the Yves Rocher embezzlement case on appeal but reduced the sentence by 1.5 months to 2.5…

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