CSO of the Week: Coming Out presents third annual report on the situation for LGBTI+ persons living in St. Petersburg

Week-ending 18 June 2021 This month, the St. Petersburg based initiative group – Coming Out – launched its third annual report on the situation for LGBTI+ persons living in Russia’s second largest city.…

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CSO of the Week: Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation declared ‘extremist’

Week-ending 11 June 2021 This week - on 9 June 2021 - three civil society organisations associated with jailed prisoner of conscience Aleksei Navalny were declared extremist and banned. The…

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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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