Igor Kalyapin: Why is it vitally important to introduce the specific crime of torture into the Criminal Code? I answer this question at today’s Moscow Helsinki Group conference

11 December 2021 by Igor Kalyapin, head of the Committee against Torture, member of the Russian Presidential Human Rights Council, and winner of the MHG award for the protection of…

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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…

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Podcast No. 90. Simon & Sergei – with Sergei Babinets

This week our guest on the podcast is Sergei Babinets. Sergei Babinets is a lawyer and head of the Orenburg branch of the Committee against Torture, whose head office is…

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In Nizhny Novgorod, a court fines Igor Kalyapin, head of the Committee Against Torture, for links with an ‘undesirable organisation’

Igor Kalyapin 17 September 2021 Source: Polit.ru A Nizhny Novgorod court has fined the head of the Committee Against Torture (CAT) Igor Kalyapin 10,000 roubles for 'participating in the activities…

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Law of the Week: Igor Kalyapin fined under law on ‘undesirable foreign organisations’

Week-ending 24 September 2021 On 17 September 2021 a district court in Nizhny Novgorod convicted human rights defender Igor Kalyapin of 'participation in the activities of an undesirable organization' under…

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Socialochka.лайв presents a video about human rights defender Igor Kalyapin

9 September 2021 Pictured: Igor Kalyapin, head of the Committee Against Torture, a civil society group based in Nizhny Novgorod Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Socialochka.лайв] The story of human…

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“Опять двадцать пять!” Bill Bowring asks Igor Kalyapin 25 questions

Professor Bill Bowring’s guest this week on “25 Questions” is Igor Kalyapin, a human rights defender from Nizhny Novgorod and chair of the civil society organisation Committee Against Torture [see…

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“Опять двадцать пять!” Bill Bowring asks Sergei Babinets 25 questions

Professor Bill Bowring’s guest this week on “25 questions” is Sergei Babinets, a lawyer and head of the Orenburg branch of the Committee Against Torture, whose head office is in…

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