CSO of the Week: Ultranationalists disrupt Artdocfest in Moscow

Week-ending 9 April 2021 Artdocfest is a documentary film festival run by the organisers of the non-fiction films National Award Laurel Branch (ANO Laurel Award) and Vitaly Mansky. This week supporters of separatists…

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CSO of the Week: Independent election monitor Golos.

Week-ending 26 March 2021 This week the independent election monitor Golos that was founded in 2002 expressed concern when its expert Vasily Weissenberg, an independent Russian journalist and elections expert,…

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CSO of the Week: Novaya gazeta is victim of possible chemical attack after it reports on extra-judicial killings in Chechnya

Week-ending 19 March 2021 On Monday, 15 March 2021, Novaya gazeta, an independent newspaper founded in 1993, said it believes the entrance to its Moscow offices was subject to a…

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CSO of the Week: For Human Rights, closing down as a result of latest tightening of ‘foreign agent’ law

Week-ending 5 March 2021 On 1 March 2021 veteran human rights activist Lev Ponomarev announced the NGO, For Human Rights, would close on account of the recent legislation enabling individual…

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CSO of the Week: Public Verdict Foundation exposes torture in Yaroslavl penal colony.

Week-ending 26 February 2021 This week Novaya gazeta publicised a video obtained by the Public Verdict Foundation, a leading Russian human rights organisation, showing prisoners being tortured in Penal Colony…

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CSO of the Week: Hizb ut-Tahrir, banned as terrorist in Russia since 2003

Week-ending 19 February 2021 Hizb ut-Tahrir logo. Source: Wikipedia On 17 February 2021 at 4am armed Russian security services and National Guard raided the homes of seven Muslim men in…

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CSO of the Week: The Committee Against Torture

Week-ending 12 February 2021 While acting as observers of the peaceful protests that were taking place in support of Aleksei Navalny in various cities, seven members of the Committee Against…

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CSOs of the Week: OVD-Info and Apologiya protesta

Week-ending 5 February 2021 This week more than 11,000 people were arrested at the peaceful protests in support of prisoner of conscience Aleksei Navalny. During the protests, two organisations played…

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