Aleksandr Podrabinek: Governmental Neurosis or the Power of Superstition

9 January 2023 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Facebook On December 29th, when all good people were preparing to greet the New Year, the Russian government approved a bill equating maps…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: On draft legislation denouncing a number of European conventions

19 January 2023 The president has proposed that the Duma denounce several European conventions. To what end—no one understands. Except maybe on principle. by Leonid Nikitinsky, columnist for Novaya gazeta…

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Leonid Nikitinsky on reactions to the treatment of Aleksei Navalny: Conscience is an intimate matter. Honour is always in view.

17 January 2023 The open letter from lawyers in Navalny’s defence is not addressed to the president—it is a call to their guild colleagues by Leonid Nikitinsky, columnist for Novaya…

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Simon Cosgrove: A look back at the past week in Russia [week-ending 20 January 2023]

22 January 2023 By Simon Cosgrove Simon is chair of Rights in Russia but writes these comments in a personal capacity and they may not necessarily represent the views of the…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Farit Sharifullin is a political prisoner

23 November 2023 Farit Sharifullin faces a sentence of up to life imprisonment on charges related to alleged involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir.  Source: Telegram The human rights project ‘Political Prisoners.…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Aleksei Navalny’s Mortal Opposition

14 January 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV It’s a kind of competition. Aleksei Navalny is trying to survive and the Kremlin is trying to kill him. An unsporting competition,…

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Moscow Helsinki Group and Ministry of Justice meet at Moscow City Court [Kommersant]

17 January 2023 by Maria Starikova Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Коммерсантъ] Representatives of the Moscow department of the Ministry of Justice and lawyers of the Moscow Helsinki Group met…

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Weekly Update [week-ending 13 January 2023]

https://www.rightsinrussia.org/donate-support-us/ Our publications of the past week https://www.rightsinrussia.org/podcast-58/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/ovd-info-288/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/borshchev-18/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/stavitskaya-2/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/cherkasov-14/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/support-for-political-prisoners-memorial-46/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/support-for-political-prisoners-memorial-45/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/cosgrove-158/

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Valery Borshchev: Trying to destroy us really is beyond belief

27 December 2022 by Valery Borshchev, co-chair of Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Собеседник].  CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 95 I don't think…

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