Quote for the Week. Amnesty International: “That is the second instance of Aleksandr Gabyshev facing punitive psychiatry.”

Week-ending 17 September 2021 "That is the second instance of Aleksandr Gabyshev facing punitive psychiatry, after he was arbitrarily placed in a psychiatric institution between 12 May and 22 July…

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Quote for the Week: ‘This judgment exposes the impunity surrounding the murder of Natalia Estemirova and the cynical inaction of the Russian authorities’ – Denis Krivosheev, acting director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia at Amnesty International

Week-ending 3 September 2021 Natalia Estemirova [source: Amnesty International] “This judgment exposes the impunity surrounding the murder of Natalia Estemirova and the cynical inaction of the Russian authorities. In the…

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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…

Continue ReadingQuote 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

Quote for the Week: “Amnesty International is calling on the Russian authorities to stop criminal prosecution of Ernest Mezak as it is unfounded” – Amnesty International

Week-ending 16 July 2021 'Amnesty International is deeply concerned about the criminal prosecution of Ernest Mezak, a prominent human rights defender from Syktyvkar, Republic of Komi. On 25 June, investigators…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week: “Amnesty International is calling on the Russian authorities to stop criminal prosecution of Ernest Mezak as it is unfounded” – Amnesty International

Quote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina of Amnesty International on the raids against homes of Proekt Media journalists: “This is another brazen attack on independent media and freedom of expression in Russia.”

Week-ending 2 July 2021 Photo: Facebook “The Russian authorities respond to reports of top-level corruption with impressive severity and lightning speed – except that they persecute those who expose it.…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina of Amnesty International on the raids against homes of Proekt Media journalists: “This is another brazen attack on independent media and freedom of expression in Russia.”

Quote for the Week: “The decision to keep Emir-Usein Kuku behind bars demonstrates the Russian state’s disdain for the rule of law and its international human rights obligations” – Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International

Week-ending 28 May 2021 Photo of Emir-Usein Kuku by Эртугрул Гази - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikipedia “The decision to keep Emir-Usein Kuku behind bars demonstrates the Russian…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week: “The decision to keep Emir-Usein Kuku behind bars demonstrates the Russian state’s disdain for the rule of law and its international human rights obligations” – Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International

Sergei Nikitin reflects on Amnesty International reaching its sixth decade: The candle that has been burning for 60 years

28 October 2021 by Sergei Nikitin Sergei Nikitin is a former director of Amnesty’s Russia office and a member of the Amnesty International local group in Glossop, Derbyshire The publication…

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Quote for the Week. “Amnesty International has decided to re-designate Alexei Navalny as a ‘Prisoner of Conscience’.” – Amnesty International

Week-ending 7 May 2021 "Following careful evaluation Amnesty International has decided to re-designate Alexei Navalny as a 'Prisoner of Conscience'. [...] Alexei Navalny has not been imprisoned for any recognizable crime, but…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. “Amnesty International has decided to re-designate Alexei Navalny as a ‘Prisoner of Conscience’.” – Amnesty International

Quote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina, director of AI’s Moscow office: “We call on the Russian authorities to immediately drop all charges against Yulia Tsvetkova.”

Week-ending 9 April 2021 “This absurdity has lasted almost a year and a half. A woman has been criminally charged with ‘producing pornography’ simply for drawing and publishing images of…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina, director of AI’s Moscow office: “We call on the Russian authorities to immediately drop all charges against Yulia Tsvetkova.”

Quote for the Week. Agnès Callamard, Secretary General, Amnesty International: Aleksei Navalny “should not be detained […], he should not have been charged, and certainly not [poisoned].”

Week-ending 26 March 2021 Source: Wikipedia “What he [Aleksei Navalny] uttered in 2011 has no bearing on the fact that he should not be detained where he is, he should…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. Agnès Callamard, Secretary General, Amnesty International: Aleksei Navalny “should not be detained […], he should not have been charged, and certainly not [poisoned].”