Leonid Nikitinsky: The Georgian “foreign agent” law is very different from its Russian analogue [Novaya gazeta]

21 May 2024 By Leonid Nikitinsky On a careful reading of the recently adopted Georgian law “On Transparency of Foreign Influence” and comparison with its Russian counterpart Source: Novaya gazeta…

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Statement on the Seizure of the Premises of the Sakharov Centre

Sergei Lukashevsky: Director of the Sakharov Centre 26 January 2023 Statement by the Public Commission for the Preservation of the Legacy of Academician Sakharov (Sakharov Centre) Source: Sakharov Centre [also…

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Sergei Lukashevsky: Right now we are teetering on the brink of a transition to neototalitarianism

22 December 2022 Interview with Sergei Lukashevsky, acting director of the Sakharov Centre, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group by Masha Maiers Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Berlin] The…

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Ministry of Justice labels Svetlana Gannushkina a ‘foreign agent’

23 December 2022 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group The Russian government department responsible for maintaining the ‘foreign agent’ register has added several more individuals and organisations to its list, including Svetlana…

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Boris Vishnevsky: The president has signed a law that effectively abolishes the constitutional right to freedom of assembly

6 December 2022 by Boris Vishnevsky, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group human rights award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Свободное…

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OVD-Info lawyer Darya Korolenko analyses the new law on “foreign agents”

1 December 2022 Source: OVD-Info On 1 December the law “On Monitoring the Activities of Persons under Foreign Influence” came into force, as did numerous legislative amendments to the regulation…

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“You’re going to answer for all of it”: Ilya Yashin’s speech in court challenging his designation as a ‘foreign agent’

Ilya Yashin By David Krikheli (Wikipedia) 2 December The day his suit challenging being deemed a “foreign agent” was rejected  Source: The New Times Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky Court rejected Ilya Yashin’s…

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‘Knowledge of the law is no help here, for such is the “law”’ – Leonid Nikitinsky on how ‘foreign agent’ lawyers operate in Russia

29 November 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, journalist, PhD in law, and Moscow Helsinki Group prize winner Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Novaya Gazeta. Europe] Ahead of the 1 December entry…

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OVD-Info Bulletin No. 282: No word from outside. Aleksei Navalny is not receiving letters from his wife

3 December 2022 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 280: Human Rights Council – propagandists instead of human rights activists

19 November 2022 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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