Life without Justice – Pavel Chikov and Ivan Pavlov on the case of Aleksei Navalny

Pavel Chikov, head of Agora International human rights group Evgeniya Albats, chief editor of The New Times Ivan Pavlov, lawyer, head of Team 29 5 April 2021 An extract from…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny ‘ill-treated and denied adequate medical assistance’ in prison.

Week-ending 9 April 2021 This week Aleksei Navalny was moved to a sick ward in the penal colony where he is imprisoned suffering from symptoms of a respiratory illness (cough…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: The ‘grandfathers’ took offence. On why the propaganda amendments to the Criminal Code about ‘humiliation of veterans’ are dangerous.

18 March 2021 by Leonid Nikitinsky, columnist for Novaya Gazeta, member of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow…

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Ilya Shablinsky: Torture by Sleep Deprivation

29 March 2021 By Ilya Shablinsky, legal expert and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group:  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы]  Aleksei Navalny has stated that he has…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 196: Navalny declares a hunger strike

3 April 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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Open letter in Navalny’s defence: ‘Stop the grave psychological and physical torture’

25 March 2021 More than 150 journalists, directors, lawyers, human rights activists, scholars, and public figures have signed an open letter to FSIN [Federal Penitentiary Service] Director Aleksandr Kalashnikov, General…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny goes on hunger strike

Week-ending 2 April 2021 This week Aleksei Navalny went on hunger strike after he complained of poor health and a refusal to provide him with appropriate medical treatment in penal…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny, now at Penal Colony No. 2 in Pokrov, Vladimir region

Week-ending 19 March 2021 On 15 March 2021 it became known that Aleksei Navalny had been moved to Penal Colony No. 2 in Pokrov, Vladimir region. The Russian authorities continued…

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Quote for the Week. “We call on the Russian Federation for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr Navalny and of all those unlawfully or arbitrarily detained” – statement to the UN Human Rights Council by 45 states

Week-ending 12 March 2021 "We call on the Russian Federation for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr Navalny and of all those unlawfully or arbitrarily detained, including for exercising…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny being held in Vladimir pre-trial detention centre; UN rapporteurs call for his release and investigation of his poisoning.

Week-ending 5 March 2021 This week Aleksei Navalny was being held in a pre-trial detention centre in Kolchugino in Vladimir region. Two UN human rights experts - Agnes Callamard, the…

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