Court hears there is no evidence of foreign money in the case of a ‘foreign agent’ media outlet

8 September 2021 by Aleksandr Peredruk, a lawyer working with Agora international human rights group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] The court is trying to help the Ministry…

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Pavel Chikov: Human rights as a concept are under attack

27 February 2021 by Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora International Human Rights Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] So, I'm going to write a rare provocative post.  It’s…

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CSOs of the Week: OVD-Info and Apologiya protesta

Week-ending 5 February 2021 This week more than 11,000 people were arrested at the peaceful protests in support of prisoner of conscience Aleksei Navalny. During the protests, two organisations played…

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Pavel Chikov: Agora launches emergency assistance programme for victims of repression

23 December 2020 By Pavel Chikov, head of Agora International Human Rights Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Источник] In December several civil society groups and activists came to…

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Pavel Chikov: For the most part, people in Russia are wonderful and perfectly capable

23 October 2020 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новый проспект] Not every citizen of the Russian Federation grasps the nature of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Nevertheless, Russia…

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Damir Gainutdinov: In Russia, the number of those convicted of treason, espionage and extremism has risen by almost a factor of ten since 2007

28 August 2020 by Damir Dainutdinov. Damir is a lawyer specializing in freedom of expression. Source: Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Pavel Chikov, head of Agora, on Telegram] Hi, this…

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