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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Law of the Week: Anti-extremism legislation used to suppress freedoms of association, expression and conscience

Wee-ending 19 November 2021 The Russian legislation on extremism has been used, among other things, to prosecute Jehovah's Witnesses and to outlaw organisations supporting Aleksei Navalny. This week Fedor Telin,…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny receives Sakharov Prize

Week-ending 22 October2021 On 20 October 2021 the European Parliament awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Aleksei Navalny. Parliament President David Sassoli said: “The European Parliament has chosen Alexei…

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Person of the Week: Russian authorities designate Aleksei Navalny a ‘terrorist’

Week-ending 15 October 2021 On 11 October 2021 jailed Aleksei Navalny was removed from the 'flight list' category but added to a 'terrorist watch list' on the grounds that he…

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Lev Ponomarev: My view on smart voting

16 September 2021 by Lev Ponomarev , human rights activist, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы, 16.09.2021] THIS MESSAGE (MATERIAL) HAS BEEN CREATED…

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