OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 176: Pepper-spray for the FSB, or what do you need ID for?

24 October 2020 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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Boris Vishnevsky: Putin has begun to implement his constitutional amendments

14 October 2020 By Boris Vishnevsky, deputy to the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] The rapid…

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ECtHR Rulings of the Week: Five rulings finding violations of Articles 3, 5, 6, 10 and 11.

Week-ending 23 October 2020 This week there were five rulings of the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia finding violations of Articles 3 (Prohibition on torture); 5…

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Person of the Week: Aleksandr Shabarchin, imprisoned for peaceful activism, recognised by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience

Week-ending 23 October 2020 Aleksandr Shabarchin Amnesty International issued a statement on 19 October 2020 calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Aleksandr Shabarchin, sentenced in Perm to two…

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