Person of the Week: Prisoner of conscience Aleksei Navalny

Week-ending 17 September 2021 This week, on 13 September in a social media post written from prison, Aleksei Navalny called on Russians to vote tactically to maximise the vote against…

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CSO of the Week: The Smart Voting Project

Week-ending 10 September 2021 On 6 September 2021 the Russian authorities blocked a website that promotes Smart Voting - "умное голосование" - a project organised by those who support the…

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CSO of the Week: The spectre of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation – now closed – continues to haunt the Russian authorities, it seems

Week-ending 30 July 2021 On 26 July 2021 Roskomnadzor blocked 49 websites linked to Aleksei Navalny, including his personal website, on the grounds they spread 'propaganda and banned extremist activity.' On…

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Quote for the Week: ‘Amnesty International will continue demanding Alekei Navalny’s immediate and unconditional release and justice for him and other victims of politically motivated persecutions in Russia’ – Amnesty International

Week-ending 23 July 2021 'Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny’s life is no longer at immediate risk as he started receiving the medical care he required on 23 April. Russian authorities…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Statement on the designation of civil society associations linked to Aleksei Navalny as extremist

11 June 2021 Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Late on the evening of 9 June Judge Vyacheslav Polyga sitting in Moscow City Court designated…

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CSO of the Week: Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation declared ‘extremist’

Week-ending 11 June 2021 This week - on 9 June 2021 - three civil society organisations associated with jailed prisoner of conscience Aleksei Navalny were declared extremist and banned. The…

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Quote for the Week: “The Committee of Ministers of the 47-nation Council of Europe has expressed grave concern that Aleksey Navalnyy remains in detention and his conviction in the ‘Yves Rocher’ case still stands.”

Week-ending 11 June 2021 The Committee of Ministers of the 47-nation Council of Europe has expressed grave concern that Aleksey Navalnyy remains in detention and his conviction in the “Yves…

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Quote for the Week. Aleksei Navalny: “I just want them to stop coming to me and waking me up at night.”

Week-ending 4 June 2021 “I just want them to stop coming to me and waking me up at night. What did I do? Did I climb the fence? Did I…

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