Genri Reznik’s speech at the Memorial trial: In the courtroom are descendants of those who went to prison and of those who put them there

 28 December 2021 Speech by Genri Reznik at the Memorial trial on 28 December 2021 Source: Dozhd This communication (material) has been created and (or) distributed by foreign mass media…

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Law of the Week: Memorial, Mayak and Medium-Orient – three victims of the ‘foreign agent’ law

Week-ending 24 December 2021 The 'foreign agent' law remains an instrument widely used by the Russian authorities to repress freedom of expression and freedom of association. The court proceedings to…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: With a view of the Kremlin. The most vivid parts of the president’s meeting with the Human Rights Council were not broadcast in full. Here’s what actually happened.

10 December 2021 by Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya gazeta columnist, member of the Presidential Human Rights Council and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета]…

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Law of the Week: The ‘foreign agent’ law

Week-ending 17 December 2021 This week, as the legal proceedings to close down the International Memorial Society and the Memorial Human Rights Centre continued on the basis of alleged violations…

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Boris Altshuler: Appeal to the President of Russia on Memorial, Torture, Children and Other Matters

30 November 2021 Pictured: Boris Altshuler, head of Right of the Child, a regional NGO for the protection of children's rights, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki…

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Liya Akhedzhakova: Why is the label of foreign agent applied to the best people in our profession? To the very best!

7 December 2021 A speech given by the laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Award, actress Liya Akhedzhakova, during the presentation of the Star of Theatre award in the nomination…

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Why was human rights group ‘Citizen. Army. The Law’ entered on the list of ‘foreign agents’?

4 December 2021 pictured: Sergei Krivenko, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group and director of the NGO Citizen. Army. The Law Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Дождь] The Russian…

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Vladimir Ryzhkov: ‘Memorial is the most irritating organization because it reminds the Chekists of their crimes.’

24 November 2021 Vladimir Ryzhkov, a member of the Moscow City Duma, in an interview with Stanislav Koryagin Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Росбалт, 24.11.2021] According to Moscow City Duma…

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Natan Sharansky’s letter to the Russian Human Rights Ombudsman: “I was shocked to learn of the authorities’ intention to liquidate Memorial and confiscate its archives”

20 November 2021 by Natan Sharansky. Natan Sharansky is a former Soviet dissident and political prisoner who spent nine years (1977-1986) in prison in the USSR.  In 1976, he was…

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