News of the Day: 28 August 2021

The Moscow Times: Russia on Saturday reported 19,492 new coronavirus cases and 799 deaths.

RFE/RL: Andrei Pivovarov is perhaps the most atypical candidate in Russia’s already atypical election. Since his arrest on a Warsaw-bound plane preparing for takeoff on the tarmac of the St. Petersburg airport in May, the opposition activist has been campaigning for September’s parliamentary elections from his cell in a Moscow remand prison as he awaits trial on charges of involvement with an “undesirable organization.”

EHRAC: UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor, speaks about the upcoming judgment on the case of Natalia Estemirova, a human rights activist murdered in Chechnya in 2009.

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