Law of the Week: President Putin signs into law a bill on ‘foreign agent’ electoral candidates

Week-ending 23 April 2021 This week President Putin signed into law a bill requiring electoral candidates who receive financial support from abroad to label themselves as 'foreign agents.' Candidates affiliated…

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Quote for the Week. “We believe Mr. Navalny’s life is in serious danger” – UN Special Rapporteurs

Week-ending 23 April 2021 “We believe Mr. Navalny’s life is in serious danger. He has been incarcerated under harsh conditions in a high security penal colony and denied access to…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny ends hunger strike as health deteriorates; 1,700 arrested as many thousands protest against his imprisonment.

Week-ending 23 April 2021 This week Aleksei Navalny's health continued to deteriorate as independent doctors warned of a potential rapid further deterioration. He was transferred to a medical ward in…

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ECtHR rulings of the week: three rulings find violations of Convention articles 6, 8 and 13.

Week-ending 23 April 2021 This week there were three rulings of the European Court of Human Rights in relation to Russia, finding violations of Article 6 (fair trial), Article 8…

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CSO of the Week: Prosecutors seek to ban Anti-Corruption Foundation as ‘extremist’

Week-ending 23 April 2021 'On 16 April, the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office lodged a formal request with the Moscow City Court to label as ‘“extremist” and ban three organizations linked to…

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Elena Milashina: ‘I can’t tolerate cowards.’ Why I am refusing the Franco-German Prize For Human Rights

9 April 2021 by Elena Milashina, columnist of Novaya Gazeta, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета] UPDATED 11.04.2021: The Novy Urengoy police have…

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Ivan Pavlov: About tomorrow’s protests. Or more precisely, what Team 29 and I will be doing on the day.

20 April 2021 By Ivan Pavlov, lawyer [advocat], head of Team 29 Source: Facebook  Journalists and lawyers – these are the people whose professional rights will be violated. Some will…

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