OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 172: The Centre for Combating Extremism is giving lessons, the police are inactive, and activists are suffering.

25 September 2020 Illustration: Anna Goremyka for OVD-Info Hi! The Centre for Combating Extremism is looking for assistance from teachers, while the police in various regions are failing to prevent…

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Remember the Date. Attempt to bomb an apartment building – or a training exercise – in Ryazan on 22 September 1999

Week-ending 25 September 2020 Photo: Ryazan Kremlin (Wikipedia) On 22 September 1999 a suspicious device similar to those used in the recent bombings in Moscow was found and defused in…

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Law of the Week: Article 212.1 of the Russian Criminal Code on ‘repeated violation’ of public assembly regulations

Week-ending 25 September 2020 Article 212.1 of the Russian Criminal Code. Repeated violation of the established procedure for organising or conducting an assembly, rally, demonstration, march or picket Violation of…

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Legal Case of the Week: Human Rights Defender Server Mustafayev sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment

Week-ending 25 September 2020 Photo: Front Line Defenders On 23 September 2020 Front Line Defenders issued a statement condemning the conviction on 16 September 2020 of human rights defender Server…

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Quote for the Week. Timur Ibraginov: “I have become a victim of repression merely because I practised my religion.”

Week-ending 25 September 2020 Photo: Krymskaya solidarnost "I am no terrorist or invader, I did not force my way into a foreign land and did not stage a pseudo-referendum. I…

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Committee Against Torture: European Court of Human Rights takes up case of unexplained disappearnce of Chechnya resident Movsar Umarov

16 September 2020 Source: Committee Against Torture Yesterday, 15 September 2020, lawyers from the Committee against Torture were informed by the European Court of Human Rights that the Court was…

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