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…

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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.’