OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 280: Human Rights Council – propagandists instead of human rights activists

19 November 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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Memorial Human Rights Defence Centre responds to Navalny: “Aleksei, thank you for your congratulations!”

13 October 2022 by Memorial Human Rights Defence Centre Source: Twitter Memorial has asked Aleksei Navalny's team to pass on to him our response to his congratulations on our receipt…

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Viktor Kogan-Yasny: The West and the responsibility of all Russians for Russia’s sins

16 March 2022 by Viktor Kogan-Yasny, writer, political and civil society activist and commentator, advisor to the chair of the Yabloko party In Soviet times, the collective West proceeded from…

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Aleksei Navalny: “I wasn’t able to take a single step in my country as a free person.”

17 January 2022 by Aleksei Navalny Source: Instagram Exactly one year ago I returned home to Russia. I wasn't able to take a single step in my country as a…

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Person of the Week: Oleg Kashintsev, Red Square pro-Navalny protester

Week-ending 24 December 2021  On 19 December 2021 Oleg Kashintsev, a retired Moscow police officer, was arrested after holding a single-person protest in Red Square to demand the release of…

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Quote for the Week. President David Sassoli: “We reiterate the European Parliament’s unwavering support for Aleksei Navalny’s immediate release.”

Week-ending 17 December 2021 In awarding the Sakharov Prize to Alexei Navalny, we recognise his immense personal bravery and reiterate the European Parliament’s unwavering support for his immediate release. David…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny

Week-ending 10 December 2021 On 9 December a district court in Vladimir region held a preliminary hearing concerning prisoner of conscience Aleksei Navalny’s lawsuit against the administration of the prison where…

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CSO of the Week: Aleksei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation

Week-ending 3 December 2021 The banning and designation as 'extremist' of Aleksei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation, along with other organisations associated with him, which Amnesty International has described as 'one of…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: The criminal case against Aleksei Navalny and his associates for organizing an ‘extremist group’ is politically motivated

29 October 2021 We believe the designation of the Anti-Corruption Foundation and other structures run by Navalny as extremist to be unlawful. The organizations did not violate Russian law. Source:…

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Law of the Week: Extremism legislation used to prosecute peaceful political opposition

Week-ending 26 November 2021 Anti-extremism legislation is being used to prosecute peaceful, political opposition activities. In particular, the designating of organisations as 'extremist' is used to bring politically motivated prosecutions…

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