ECtHR rulings of the week: three judgments finding violations of Articles 2, 5 and 8; and a ruling finding Ukraine’s application against Russia admissible in part.

Week-ending 15 January 2021 This week the European Court of Human Rights published three judgments concerning Russia, establishing violations of Articles 2 (right to life), 5 (right to liberty and…

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CSO of the Week: Chistaya Urdoma ends protests after construction of Shiyes landfill site halted.

Wee-ending 15 January 2021 Source: StopShies On 9 January 2020, the Chistaya Urdoma activist group said that they would end their protests due to “the continued demolition and removal of materials” from…

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Pavel Chikov: Agora launches emergency assistance programme for victims of repression

23 December 2020 By Pavel Chikov, head of Agora International Human Rights Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Источник] In December several civil society groups and activists came to…

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“Everyone in prison has oppositionist views”: Team 29 interviews Konstantin Kotov after his release

Photo: Dmitry Zair-Bek, Team 29 16 December 2020 Konstantin Kotov, who was convicted for violating the rules for holding public events under the so-called Dadin article, was released from Penal…

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Quote for the Week. Yulia Galyamina at her trial: “It doesn’t matter whether I am free or in prison, whether I can personally continue to be a deputy or not, I know for sure that this movement won’t be stopped.”

Week-ending 25 December 2020 'I want to say thank you to those who persecuted me, as well: the police officers, Center E officers, and the FSB officers, the investigators, judges, their assistants, the prosecutors,…

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Law of the Week: Article 212.1 of the Russian Criminal Code [repeated violation of public assembly laws] – Kotov released, Galyamina on trial.

Week-ending 18 December 2020 This week activist Konstantin Kotov, designated a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, was released from prison after serving 18 months for 'repeated violations' of Russia's…

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‘Participation in peaceful rallies should be decriminalized.’ Team 29 publishes an appeal by human rights defenders to the Ministry of Justice

Rally in Moscow on 10 August 2019 года Photo: Wikipedia/Putnik 3 December 2020 Russian human rights activists have sent an appeal to the Ministry of Justice urging it not to…

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Person of the Week: Valery Solovei, detained at a peaceful protest on 6 December.

Week-ending 11 Deceember 2020 On 6 December 2020 police detained Valery Solovei, a former professor who worked at the prestigious Moscow State Institute of International Relations until last year when…

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ECtHR Rulings of the Week: Eight judgments finding violations of Articles 3, 5, 6, 8 11 and 14.

Week-ending 4 December 2020 This week there were eight judgments of the European Court of Human Rights regarding Russia finding violations of Article 3 (torture), Article 5 § 1 (liberty…

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Legal Case of the Week: Konstantin Kotov denied parole

Week-ending 27 November 2020 This week a court in Vladimir region refused to release Konstantin Kotov on parole. Konstantin Kotov has been recognised by Amnesty International as a prisoner of…

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