Law of the Week: ‘Foreign agent’ law applied to media outlets Meduza and PASMI.

Week-ending 30 April 2021 On 23 April 2021 the Russian authorities added the media outlets Meduza and PASMI to the list of 'foreign agent' media organisations under Russia's 'foreign agent'…

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Law of the Week: President Putin signs into law a bill on ‘foreign agent’ electoral candidates

Week-ending 23 April 2021 This week President Putin signed into law a bill requiring electoral candidates who receive financial support from abroad to label themselves as 'foreign agents.' Candidates affiliated…

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‘They were using secret documents’: how the trial began to challenge the status of ‘media-based foreign agent’

24 March 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Дождь] On 24th March, the first session was held of the administrative appeal of the human rights defender,  a member of the…

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Lev Ponomarev on the closing down of the movement For Human Rights: ‘I’m lucky I’m still alive.’

2 March 2021 Liubov Chizhova interviews Lev Ponomarev (pictured), human rights activist and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Радио Свобода] Russian human rights…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: Un-Real Politik. How Dr. Lev Ponomarev earned the title “Russia’s Enemy No. 1”

27 February 2021 by Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya Gazeta correspondent, member of the Presidential Council on Human Rights and Civil Society (SPCh), laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group (MKhG) Prize for…

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Lev Ponomarev: “I am not tired. I am not going anywhere.”

2 March 2021 By Lev Ponomarev, human rights activist, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы, 2.03.2021] ‘THIS MESSAGE (MATERIAL) HAS BEEN CREATED AND…

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Law of the Week: Russia’s ‘foreign agent’ legislation restricts freedoms of association and expression

Week-ending 5 March 2021 This week Lev Ponomarev announced that For Human Rights, the civil society organisation he has led since 1997, was closing down because of the new requirements…

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Fines for links with ‘foreign agents’? Galina Arapova explains

17 February 2021 Radio Liberty interviews Galina Arapova, director and chief lawyer of the Media Rights Centre, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group human rights award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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Law of the Week: State Duma passes amendments to ‘foreign agent’ law

Week-ending 19 February 2021 On 16 February 2021 the State Duma approved in final reading a bill that would provide for 'foreign agents' to be fined up to 2,500 rubles…

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