Congress of the Intelligentsia: “30 years ago, freedom and democracy were defended”

21 July 2021 Picture: Valery Borshchev, co-chairman of the Moscow Helsinki Group, co-signatory of the following letter, member of the organising committee “30 years of the people’s victory over the…

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Valery Borshchev: Authoritarianism and media freedom are incompatible

5 July 2021 Pictured left: Valery Borshchev, co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Voice of America Russian Service] Vladimir Putin and Aleksandr Lukashenko are…

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Valery Borshchev: “According to my data, wages [of prisoners] are still low. There are constant complaints about this.”

27 May 2021 Prisoners are still receiving low wages, which is something many complain about, says Valery Borshchev, human rights defender and co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group. Source: Moscow…

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Valery Borshchev on the dangers of broadening the legal interpretation of treason against the state

2 March 2021 Pictured is co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group Valery Borshchev Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Национальная служба новостей]   Sergei Mironov, leader of the 'A Just…

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Valery Borshchev: Nowadays society is becoming more and more concerned about the situation inside prisons.

11 March 2021 an interview with Valery Borshchev, co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Радио Свобода] Moscow’s Public Oversight Commission (POC) for the defence of…

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Valery Borshchev: Repressive measures a sign the authorities “recognize the strength and authority of human rights defenders and that they are, in general, tricky to deal with.”

Valery Borshchev, co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group, one of the authors of the law on public oversight of state institutions in Russia 1 March 2021 'Criminal prosecutions  of human…

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‘The Federal Security Service should be eliminated in its present form.’ Statement by human rights activists on Day of the Chekist, 20 December

Pictured: Lev Ponomarev, executive director of For Human Rights, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group 19 December 2020 By Lev Ponomarev, executive director of For Human Rights, Valery Borshchev, co-chair…

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Statement by members of the Congress of the Intelligentsia: “Citizens of Belarus, we see you as setting an example worthy of respect and emulation.”

11 September 2020 Pictured: Co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Valery Borshchev Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] Russian citizens who follow political developments in our own country and…

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Valery Borshchev: “Today, those who hold democratic and independent opinions and are willing to defend their point of view will feel in even greater danger than before.”

3 September 2020 Pictured: Valery Borshchev, co-chair of Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source:  Russia Service of the Voice of America] There is growing outrage around the world…

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Valery Borshchev: “I believe Lukashenka’s supporters are in a clear minority.”

18 August 2020 Co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Valery Borshchev Source: 'Can Moscow “save” Lukashenko?,' Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Русская служба «Голоса Америки»] In Belarus, protests are continuing…

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