Quote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina (Amnesty International): “Yan Sidorov should have never been imprisoned in the first place, and nothing will make up for the years he has spent behind bars.”

Week-ending 23 October 2020 Natalia Zviagina “Yan Sidorov should have never been imprisoned in the first place, and nothing will make up for the years he has spent behind bars.…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina (Amnesty International): “Yan Sidorov should have never been imprisoned in the first place, and nothing will make up for the years he has spent behind bars.”

Quote for the Week. Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia: “The Russian authorities must immediately open an investigation into the apparent use of a banned chemical weapon to poison an opposition leader. Failure to do so will heighten suspicions that top-level Russian officials were involved in this crime or its cover-up.”

Week-ending 4 September 2020 “The Russian authorities must immediately open an investigation into the apparent use of a banned chemical weapon to poison an opposition leader. Failure to do so…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia: “The Russian authorities must immediately open an investigation into the apparent use of a banned chemical weapon to poison an opposition leader. Failure to do so will heighten suspicions that top-level Russian officials were involved in this crime or its cover-up.”

Legal Case of the Week: Military court dismisses appeal by Emir-Usein Kuku and five co-defendants

Week-ending 26 June 2020 From left Arsen Dzhepparov, Refat Alimov, Vadim Siruk, Inver Bekirov, Emir-Usein Kuku and, far right Muslim Aliev Photo Crimean Solidarity On 26 June the Military Court…

Continue Reading Legal Case of the Week: Military court dismisses appeal by Emir-Usein Kuku and five co-defendants

Quote for the Week: Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia Director: ‘We join the Venice Commission in denouncing these [constitutional amendments] and calling for the Russian authorities to reconsider.’

Week-ending 19 June 2020 Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia Director: 'These constitutional amendments are an attempt by the Russian authorities to empower themselves to override ECtHR…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week: Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia Director: ‘We join the Venice Commission in denouncing these [constitutional amendments] and calling for the Russian authorities to reconsider.’

Quote for the Week. Amnesty International: ‘Human rights defender Emir-Usein Kuku and his five co-defendants […] are prisoners of conscience and must be immediately and unconditionally released and their sentences quashed.’

Week-ending 12 June 2020 Amnesty International: 'Human rights defender Emir-Usein Kuku and his five co-defendants [...] were arrested in Russian-occupied Crimea, brought before a Russian military court, convicted under trumped-up…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Amnesty International: ‘Human rights defender Emir-Usein Kuku and his five co-defendants […] are prisoners of conscience and must be immediately and unconditionally released and their sentences quashed.’

Quote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina: ‘Konstantin Kotov is a prisoner of conscience, he must be acquitted and freed.’

Week-ending 24 April 2020 Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International Russia’s Director: 'This decision is a profound injustice. Konstantin Kotov has spent more than eight months behind bars simply for taking part…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina: ‘Konstantin Kotov is a prisoner of conscience, he must be acquitted and freed.’

Quote for the Week. Natalia Prilutskaya: ‘If the authorities fail to implement urgent protective measures, the COVID-19 pandemic could strike Russia’s prisons with devastating consequences.’

Week-ending 3 April 2020 Photo: Twitter Natalia Prilutskaya, Russia Researcher at Amnesty International: 'The present state of Russia’s penitentiary system – with overcrowding, poor ventilation and inadequate healthcare and sanitation…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Natalia Prilutskaya: ‘If the authorities fail to implement urgent protective measures, the COVID-19 pandemic could strike Russia’s prisons with devastating consequences.’

Quote for the Week. Amnesty International: ‘The Russian authorities are resorting to their tried-and-tested methods of silencing all criticism while preparations are made to enact amendments to the country’s Constitution.’

Week-ending 13 March 2020 Amnesty International: 'The Russian authorities are resorting to their tried-and-tested methods of silencing all criticism while preparations are made to enact amendments to the country’s Constitution.…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Amnesty International: ‘The Russian authorities are resorting to their tried-and-tested methods of silencing all criticism while preparations are made to enact amendments to the country’s Constitution.’