Weekly Update week-ending 15 October 2021

https://www.rightsinrussia.org/donate-support-us/ Our publications from the past week https://www.rightsinrussia.org/week-ending-15-october-2021/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/25-questions-34/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/podcast-36/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/ovd-info-224/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/public-verdict-foundation/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/chikov-14/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/arapova-10/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/simonov-a-k/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/podrabinek-4/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/memorial-human-rights-centre-87/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/siegert-4/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/siegert-5/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/cosgrove-93/

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Ilya Pershin, participant in a St. Petersburg rally in support of Aleksei Navalny, is a political prisoner

7 October 2021 Ilya Pershin was sentenced to three years in a low security penal colony on charges of using violence against a police officer at a protest rally on…

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Podcast No. 88. Simon & Sergei – with Valentina Melnikova

This week our guest on the podcast is Valentina Dmitrievna Melnikova. Valentina Melnikova is a Russian human rights activist and politician, a graduate of the geology department of Moscow State…

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Pavel Chikov on torture in the prison system: “It’s centralised management. These are not just some kind of excesses by those on the ground”

Pavel Chikov 11 October 2021 An extract from 'Polny Albats: Torture in the Prison System.' Pavel Chikov heads the Agora International Human Rights Group; Vladimir Osechkin heads the Gulagu.Net project.…

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Galina Arapova: “I’ll include the ‘foreign agent’ label. Let them choke on it”

9 October 2021 Galina Arapova in an interview by Liliya Yapparova for Meduza Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [ original source: Медуза,] The head of the Mass Media Defence Centre (“foreign agent”),…

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Statement by Public Verdict Foundation on torture in the prison system: First and foremost – consider the victims

9 October 2021 Statement by Public Verdict Foundation. A Basic programme for the protection of prisoners: to ensure the safety of people who survived torture in Russian prisons. Source: Moscow…

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