News of the Day: 7 May 2021

Amnesty International: Following careful evaluation Amnesty International has decided to re-designate Alexei Navalny as a “Prisoner of Conscience”. In February, Amnesty took an internal decision to stop using the “Prisoner of Conscience”…

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Pavel Chikov: How politics became extremism: the evolution of the security forces’ understanding of extremist activities

26 April 2021 By Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora international human rights group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Проект] The legal action taken by the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office to…

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Weekly Update week-ending 30 April 2021

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Rights in Russia week-ending 30 April 2021

Our weekly round-up of the news https://www.rightsinrussia.org/quote-for-the-week-69/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/person-of-the-week-69/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/legal-case-of-the-week-69/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/civil-society-organisation-of-the-week-69/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/law-of-the-week-69/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/european-court-of-human-rights-ruling-of-the-week-69/ Other news: 24 April 2021 The Moscow Times: Russia has confirmed 4,753,789 cases of coronavirus and 107,900 deaths, according to the national coronavirus…

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OVD-Info: Statement on the prosecution of Ivan Pavlov and Team 29

Ivan Pavlov of Team 29 30 April 2021 Source: OVD-Info Today our colleague Ivan Pavlov, the head of Team 29, was detained. A search is being conducted in the organisation’s…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Aleksei Vorsin, head of Navalny’s office in Khabarovsk, is a political prisoner

21 April 2021 Aleksei Vorsin is being prosecuted under the so-called ‘Dadin’ article of the Russian Criminal Code following the protests of 23 January 2021  Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: The criminal prosecution of opposition activist Gleb Maryasov is politically motivated and unlawful

29 April 2021 Gleb Maryasov, a Krasnoyarsk resident and member of the Libertarian Party, has been charged with blocking roads at a protest rally in support of Aleksei Navalny on…

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