Andrei Babushkin summarises Valery Borshchev’s webinar on the history of human rights in Russia

16 May 2020 Andrei Babushkin, director of the Committee for Civil Rights Source: Moscow Helsinki Group  [original source: LiveJournal] Russian human rights defense is not the heir of prerevolutionary human…

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Valery Borshchev: “Do not be afraid, we are with you.” On a project of the Social Partnership Foundation

28 May 2020 Valery Borshchev, co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group A project entitled “Do not be afraid, we are with you” is being implemented by…

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Sergei Krivenko: “A dramatic change occurred at the turn of 2012 and 2013. The authorities launched an undeclared war against civil society and human rights organizations” [from an interview to mark the 44th anniversary of the Moscow Helsinki Group]

14 May 2020 Sergei Krivenko, coordinator of the human rights group Citizen and the Army, a member of the Moscow Helsinki Group and of the board of the International Memorial…

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Genri Reznik: “The prosecution will find it hard to prove these people were pursuing the objective of glorifying Nazis.” On the criminal proceedings against individuals posting photos of Nazi leaders on the Immortal Regiment website

15 May 2020 Genri Reznik, Senior Vice President of the Moscow City Bar Association and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Daily Storm] Senior Vice…

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Moscow PEN Centre and the Free Word association demand the immediate release of Ilya Azar

Photo: Novye Izvestiya, Facebook 29 May 2020 The human rights organisations Moscow PEN Centre and Free Word [Svobodnoe Slovo] that bring together writers and journalists have issued a statement on…

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Law of the Week: Ministry of Labour publishes amendments to rules governing psychiatric care homes

Week-ending 29 May 2020 Russia finally passed legislation to improve living conditions in psychiatric care homes, but this breakthrough is still sorely lacking On April 24, Russia’s Labor Ministry published amendments to…

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Law of the Week: Putin introduces bill to make patriotism and war history compulsory in schools

Week-ending 22 May 2020 Putin Adds Patriotism, War History to School Curriculum President Vladimir Putin submitted legislation Thursday adding patriotism and war history to Russia’s education law. Putin’s amendments seek to add “a…

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Law of the Week: State Duma passes bill restricting ex-convicts’ rights to run for office

Week-ending 15 May 2020 Russia adopts draft legislation that will expand political candidacy restrictions Russian lawmakers have adopted the third and final reading of legislation that will expand prohibitions on ex-convicts’ rights…

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Law of the Week: Moscow City Court restricts public and press access to courts until 31 May 2020

Week-ending 8 May 2020 Restricted access to Moscow courts extended until May 31 The regime of restricted access to Moscow courts for non-parties of trials including journalists has been extended…

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