Quote for the Week: ‘We, the undersigned Russian and international human rights organization condemn the escalating attacks against Russian LGBT Network, its leadership and partners.’

Week-ending 19 November 2021 'We, the undersigned Russian and international human rights organizations condemn the escalating attacks against Russian LGBT Network, its leadership and partners. We call on the Russian…

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Quote for the Week: “This attack on Memorial is a political act of retaliation against human rights defenders.” – Joint Statement by Russian and international human rights groups in support of Memorial

Week-ending 12 November 2021 This attack on Memorial is a political act of retaliation against human rights defenders. Russian authorities should withdraw the suits against Memorial Human Rights Center and…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week: “This attack on Memorial is a political act of retaliation against human rights defenders.” – Joint Statement by Russian and international human rights groups in support of Memorial

Quote for the Week: “We urge the Russian government to use its influence on Syrian authorities to end arbitrary arrests, torture and degrading treatment in prisons, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances” – from a report by Russian human rights groups on the conflict in Syria.

Week-ending 2 April 2021 “Russian state media does not report on the victims of bombardments, nor the forced displacement of civilians resulting in part from Russia’s military actions in Syria.…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week: “We urge the Russian government to use its influence on Syrian authorities to end arbitrary arrests, torture and degrading treatment in prisons, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances” – from a report by Russian human rights groups on the conflict in Syria.

New threats to Russian civil society: Human rights activists appeal to representatives of the Council of Europe

24 January 2021 Request for an urgent critical reaction within the Council of Europe to the adoption of new repressive laws in the Russian Federation that further restrict the activities…

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