Memorial Human Rights Centre: Andrei Pivovarov, former director of Open Russia, is a political prisoner

18 June 2021 Andrei Pivovarov is being prosecuted because the authorities do not wish to allow opposition candidates to run for the State Duma Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial…

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Rights in Russia week-ending 25 June 2021

Our news round-up of the past week https://www.rightsinrussia.org/quote-for-the-week-77/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/person-of-the-week-77/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/legal-case-of-the-week-77/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/civil-society-organisation-of-the-week-77/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/law-of-the-week-77/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/european-court-of-human-rights-ruling-of-the-week-77/ Other news of the week: 19 June 2021 The Moscow Times: Russian youth climate protester Arshak Makichyan…

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Quote for the Week. Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: “I am dismayed by recent measures that further undermine people’s right to express critical views, and their ability to take part in the parliamentary elections scheduled in September.”

Week-ending 25 June 2021 "In the Russian Federation, I am dismayed by recent measures that further undermine people's right to express critical views, and their ability to take part in the…

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European Court of Human Rights hands down three judgments with regard to Russia

Week-ending 25 June 2021 This week the European Court of Human Rights handed down three judgments with regard to Russia, finding violations of Convention Articles 2 (right to life), 3…

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Law of the Week: Law on ‘undesirable organisations’ – Bard College is now the 34th such organisation.

Week-ending 25 June 2021 This week Bard College in the United States was declared an 'undesirable' organisation under Russian law. On 21 June 2021 the Prosecutor General's Office stated Bard…

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Legal Case of the Week: Two members of Pussy Riot sentenced to 15 days in jail

Week-ending 25 June 2021 Pussy Riot in 2021. Photo: Wikipedia On 23 June 2021 Aleksandr Sofeev, a member of Pussy Riot, was sentenced to 15 days in jail for 'minor…

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Person of the Week: Andrei Pivovarov fined for violating ‘foreign agent’ law

Week-ending 25 June 2021 On 23 June 2021 Andrei Pivovarov, former head of the Open Russia movement, was fined 50,000 roubles for violation of the 'foreign agent' law. He remains…

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