OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 260: A ‘foreign agent’ because of an americano

2 July 2022 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: If your gunsight isn’t working. On the choice of target [Radio Svoboda]

30 June 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda If the sight of your weapon isn’t working. you most probably won’t hit your target. This is axiomatic. It doesn’t need…

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Reuben Woolley reviews ‘Rethinking the Gulag: Identities, Sources, Legacies,’ edited by Alan Barenberg and Emily D. Johnson

1 July 2022 by Reuben Woolley Reuben Woolley reviews Rethinking the Gulag: Identities, Sources, Legacies, edited by Alan Barenberg and Emily D. Johnson, Indiana University Press, 2022, pp320. ISBN 9780253059611. The Gulag…

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Lev Ponomarev: We’re going to have to go out and protest, or else the people with guns will win

21 June 2022 Member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Lev Ponomarev discusses the importance of human rights activism in wartime in an interview with Yan Shenkman Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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Ilya Shablinsky: Protection of civil rights in a grey area. Russia has withdrawn from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights, which is very convenient for the bureaucracy, but harmful to all Russians

15 June 2022 by Ilya Shablinsky, legal expert and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Независимая газета] On 11 June a law came into force…

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Weekly Update [week-ending 24 June 2022]

https://www.rightsinrussia.org/donate-support-us/ Our publications from the past week https://www.rightsinrussia.org/rights-in-russia-interview-30/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/podcast-57/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/ovd-info-259/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/nikitinsky-33/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/shcherbakova/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/gannushkina-2/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/support-for-political-prisoners-memorial-4/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/support-for-political-prisoners-memorial-5/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/cosgrove-129/

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Vladimir Kara-Murza, a politician accused of spreading fake news about the Russian army, is a political prisoner

20 May 2022 The trigger for the criminal prosecution was a speech by Kara-Murza to the Arizona House of Representatives Source: Human Rights Project 'Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial' The…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: A member of a Moscow district council, remanded in custody for distributing ‘fake news’ about the Russian army, is a political prisoner

23 May 2022 Members of Moscow’s Krasnoselsky district municipal council, Aleksei Gorinov and Elena Kotenochkina spoke out against the war on Ukraine at a meeting of the council. They now…

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