In Nizhny Novgorod, a court fines Igor Kalyapin, head of the Committee Against Torture, for links with an ‘undesirable organisation’

Igor Kalyapin 17 September 2021 Source: Polit.ru A Nizhny Novgorod court has fined the head of the Committee Against Torture (CAT) Igor Kalyapin 10,000 roubles for 'participating in the activities…

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Person of the Week: Aleksandr Gabyshev confined indefinitely to a psychiatric hospital.

Wee-ending 24 September 2021 On 23 September 2021 a court decision came into force indefinitely confining Siberian shaman, Aleksandr Gabyshev, to a psychiatric ward for 'intensive treatment' on the grounds…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 221: Undesirable Extremist Communist Agents

25 September 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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“Опять двадцать пять!” Bill Bowring asks Yana Helmel 25 questions

Professor Bill Bowring’s guest this week on “25 Questions” is Yana Helmel, a human rights lawyer from Ekaterinburg in Sverdlovsk region who has worked with organisations such as the Interregional…

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Rights in Russia week-ending 24 September 2021

Our round up of the week's news http://www.rightsinrussia.org/quote-for-the-week-90/ http://www.rightsinrussia.org/person-of-the-week-90/ http://www.rightsinrussia.org/legal-case-of-the-week-90/ http://www.rightsinrussia.org/civil-society-organisation-of-the-week-90/ http://www.rightsinrussia.org/law-of-the-week-90/ http://www.rightsinrussia.org/european-court-of-human-rights-ruling-of-the-week-90/ Other news: 18 September 2021 The Moscow Times: Russia on Saturday reported 20,329 new coronavirus cases —…

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Quote for the Week. Amnesty International: ‘These relentless attacks on human rights in Russia demand urgent action.’

Week-ending 24 September 2021 “These relentless attacks on human rights in Russia demand urgent action. There must be comprehensive reforms of the country’s legislation to meet its obligations to respect,…

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ECtHR Ruling of the Week: In Carter v. Russia, the ECtHR found failure to comply with Article 38 and violation of Article 2 under substantive and procedural limbs.

Week-ending 24 September 2021 This week the European Court of Human Rights handed down one judgment in relation to Russia. This was in the high profile case of Carter v.…

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