OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 195: Navalny may lose a leg, but the prison is withholding treatment.

27 March 2021 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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Rights in Russia week-ending 26 March 2021

Our round-up of the week's news. http://www.rightsinrussia.org/quote-for-the-week-64/ http://www.rightsinrussia.org/person-of-the-week-64/ http://www.rightsinrussia.org/legal-case-of-the-week-64/ http://www.rightsinrussia.org/civil-society-organisation-of-the-week-64/ http://www.rightsinrussia.org/law-of-the-week-64/ Other news this week: 20 March 2021 The Moscow Times: Russia has confirmed 4,447,570 cases of coronavirus and 94,659 deaths, according to the national…

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CSO of the Week: Independent election monitor Golos.

Week-ending 26 March 2021 This week the independent election monitor Golos that was founded in 2002 expressed concern when its expert Vasily Weissenberg, an independent Russian journalist and elections expert,…

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Legal Case of the Week: Concerns that Ukrainian journalist Vladislav Yesypenko has been tortured after his ‘confession’ on television in Crimea.

Week-ending 26 March 2021 Credit : screenshot from the interview of Krym24 via Reporters without Borders On 18 March 2021 a TV-channel in Russia-controlled Crimea broadcast what it calls an…

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Law of the Week: State Duma adopts bill making it possible for Vladimir Putin to stand for election as president in 2024 and 2030.

Week-ending 26 March 2021 On 24 March 2021 the State Duma approved in its third and final reading a bill making it possible for President Putin to stand for election…

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Quote for the Week. Agnès Callamard, Secretary General, Amnesty International: Aleksei Navalny “should not be detained […], he should not have been charged, and certainly not [poisoned].”

Week-ending 26 March 2021 Source: Wikipedia “What he [Aleksei Navalny] uttered in 2011 has no bearing on the fact that he should not be detained where he is, he should…

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Person of the Week: Elena Milashina facing death threats, intimidation and physical attacks for her reporting on Chechnya

Week-ending 26 March 2021 Source: Wikipedia Elena Milashina, a journalist who works for Novaya gazeta, is facing death threats, intimidation, and physical attacks and there are serious concerns over her…

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This week in four judgments concerning Russia the ECtHR found violations of Articles 2, 6 and 8.

Week-ending 26 March 2021 This week there was one ruling by the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia; the ruling found no violation of Article 2 (right…

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