Semyon Simonov: The current government wants to have total control over all civic activity in the region.

13 July 2021 Andrei Krasno of Kavkaz.Realii in conversation with Semyon Simonov Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Кавказ.Реалии] On 12 July the magistrate of the 101st section of Central District…

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Legal Case of the Week: Human rights defender Semyon Simonov convicted and sentenced to 250 hours of community service under the ‘foreign agent’ law.

Week-ending 16 July 2021 On 12 July 2021 human rights defender Semyon Simonov was convicted by a court in Sochi under the 'foreign agent' law for an unpaid fine imposed…

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Law of the Week: Venice Commission sharply criticises Russia’s ‘foreign agent’ legislation

Week-ending 9 July 2021 On 6 July 2021 the Venice Commission, in an opinion on the so-called 'foreign agent' laws in Russia, recommended that the Russian authorities 'abandon the special…

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Person of the Week: Andrei Pivovarov fined for violating ‘foreign agent’ law

Week-ending 25 June 2021 On 23 June 2021 Andrei Pivovarov, former head of the Open Russia movement, was fined 50,000 roubles for violation of the 'foreign agent' law. He remains…

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Legal Case of the Week: Andrei Pivovarov charged under ‘foreign agent’ law

Week-ending 11 June 2021 This week Andrei Pivovarov, former executive director of the Open Russia movement, was charged with failing to provide authorities with information about Open Russia after it…

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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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Law of the Week: Fines for republishing information derived from ‘foreign agent’ media without indicating the fact

Week-ending 7 May 2021 This week President Putin signed into law a bill providing for those republishing information from media designated as 'foreign agents' without mentioning the fact to be…

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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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