“Опять двадцать пять!” Bill Bowring asks Lev Ponomarev 25 questions

Professor Bill Bowring’s guest this week to answer his 25 questions is Lev Ponomarev.  Lev Aleksandrovich Ponomarev is head of the civil society project ‘For Human Rights’, chair of the…

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Galina Arapova on the dawn of ‘neo-censorship’: the pressure on Russian journalism and the new law on out-of-court blocking

8 July 2021 an interview with Galina Arapova director of the Mass Media Defence Centre and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group human rights award by Novaya Gazeta correspondent Daria…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 212: Who will be next after Team 29?

24 July 2021 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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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Russian authorities violated the UN Convention on Refugees in extraditing Aleksei Kudin, a citizen of Belarus

22 July 2021 The European Court of Human Rights banned Russia from extraditing Kudin, a participant in last year's August protests, to his home country of Belarus where he is…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Oleg Makurin, convicted for a post on the internet about attacks on the FSB, is the victim of a politically motivated prosecution

15 July 2021 Oleg Makurin was fined 300,000 roubles for public justification of terrorism Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre, in accordance with international guidelines, considers the…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Aleksei Pichugin is a political prisoner in isolation and under duress

16 July 2021 Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre It recently became known that Aleksei Pichugin, Russia's longest serving political prisoner, has been transferred from…

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