Boris Altshuler: What has happened to Vladimir Putin? I beg you to stop, enough blood has been shed!

10 April 2022 by Boris Altshuler, chair of the board of the Right of the Child, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group "History shows conclusively that…

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Valery Borshchev on the new internal rules for prisons: “The bad habits that go with the profession and the repressive mindset of prison officers are such that they are unlikely to endeavour to comply with the new rules”

Valery Borshchev 31 March 2022  by Ekaterina Trifonova, correspondent for Nezavisimaya gazeta Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Nezavisimaya gazeta, 31 March 2022] Prisoners will hope for the best where…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: National Guilt and Personal Responsibility

8 April 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek This English translation was first published by Desk Russie and is republished here by kind permission. You can find out more about Desk Russie here. The…

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Tamara Morshchakova: Unless we create a security system that protects humanity – the most fragile thing in the world – we might all perish. All together or one by one.

31 March 2022 an interview with Tamara Morshchakova, a legal expert and former juddge of the Russian Constitutional Court Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Вечерние ведомости] Former Russian Federation Constitutional…

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Rights in Russia interview – with Jens Siegert on the current state of civil society in Russia

Mary Page talks with Jens Siegert about the state of civil society in Russia these days. Jens Siegert is a writer, political analyst and consultant for CSOs who for many…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: The origins of Bucha. Before the invasion of Ukraine they practised on Russians

5 April 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV The atrocities committed by the Russian army in Bucha have left few people indifferent. Inhabitants of the prosperous West are shocked and…

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Bill Bowring: Legal and human rights aspects of the aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine

4 April 2022 by Professor Bill Bowring, Birkbeck College, University of London, Barrister Intervention at a meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: Committee on Legal Affairs…

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Weekly Update [week-ending 1 April 2022]

https://www.rightsinrussia.org/donate-support-us/ Our publications of the past week https://www.rightsinrussia.org/podcast-52/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/ovd-info-248/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/statement-18/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/legal-experts-on-council-of-europe/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/orlov-5/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/memorial-human-rights-centre-107/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/memorial-human-rights-centre-106/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/memorial-human-rights-centre-105/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/kogan-yasny-11/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/kogan-yasny-12/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/cosgrove-117/

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Our own national equivalent of the European Court of Human Rights is hardly possible

16 March 2022 by Ekaterina Trifonova Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Независимая газета] On 16 March Russia was expelled from the Council of Europe. Russian citizens will lose the opportunity…

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