CSO of the Week: Six Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to terms of imprisonment

Week-ending 4 June 2021 This week five Jehovah's Witnesses were sentenced to real terms in prison, two were given suspended sentences and one was fined. A court in Krasnoyarsk sentenced…

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CSO of the Week: Open Russia ends its activities in Russia

Week-ending 28 May 2021 This week Open Russia, founded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky and based in the UK, announced it was ending its activities in Russia following the adoption of a…

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CSO of the Week: VTimes media outlet branded a ‘foreign agent’

On 14 May 2021 the Russian authorities declared the online media outlet VTimes a 'foreign agent.' The Moscow Times wrote that 'VTimes was launched last October by former senior editors…

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CSO of the Week: The Anti-Corruption Foundation suspended and blacklisted as a ‘terrorist-linked’ organisation

Week-ending 30 April 2021 This week, on 26 April 2021, the Prosecutor's office suspended the activities of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, founded and led by Aleksei Navalny who remains imprisoned in…

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CSO of the Week: Prosecutors seek to ban Anti-Corruption Foundation as ‘extremist’

Week-ending 23 April 2021 'On 16 April, the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office lodged a formal request with the Moscow City Court to label as ‘“extremist” and ban three organizations linked to…

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CSO of the Week: Two Jehovah’s Witnesses on trial in Kemerovo for belonging to ‘extremist’ organisation

Week-ending 16 April 2021 This week at the trial in Kemerovo of two Jehovah's Witnesses, Sergei Yavushkin and Aleksandr Bondarchuk, prosecutors asked for the defendants to be sentenced to terms…

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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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