‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Kaliningrad opposition activist Vadim Khairullin, convicted under the so-called ‘Dadin’ article of the Russian Criminal Code, is a political prisoner

16 September 2022 Vadim Khairullin will spend a year in a penal colony for participation in rallies of solidarity with the Belarusian opposition and in support of Aleksei Navalny  Source:…

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OVD-Info: UN calls on Russia to repeal laws on ‘foreign agents’, ‘fake news’, and discrediting the Army

4 November 2022 Source: OVD-Info The UN Human Rights Committee (UN HRC) has published its concluding observations on the human rights situation in Russia, in which it called for the…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Kirill Ukraintsev, chair of the Courier trade union, is a political prisoner.

10 June 2022 Ukraintsev is being prosecuted under the ‘Dadin’ article of the Russian Criminal Code for organising protests by delivery and taxi drivers Source: Human Rights Project 'Support for…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Maria Chugunova, who took part in a rally in support of Navalny and has been convicted of blocking a road in downtown Moscow, is a political prisoner

15 June 2022 Maria Chugunova has been sentenced to eight months in a general-regime penal colony.   Source: Human Rights Project 'Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial' The Human Rights Project ‘Support…

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Boris Vishnevsky: They will be fine without rallies and rights. State Duma to consider a new bill restoring Soviet ‘freedom of assembly’  

12 June 2022  By Boris Vishnevsky, politician, political commentator, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, member of the Yabloko party, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group  Prize in…

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Sergei Davidis: Ten years on from Bolotnaya

7 May 2022 By Sergei Davidis Source: Facebook Lots of people go back over the past, trying to reach a view on one thing or another with the benefit of…

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Podcast No. 105. Simon & Sergei – with Andrei Kalikh

Our guest on the podcast this week is Andrei Kalikh, a human rights researcher, journalist, and activist with a special interest in the issue of corruption. In the past, Andrei…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Evgeny Esenov, a participant in a rally in support of Aleksei Navalny, is a political prisoner 

17 March 2022 Evgeny Esenov has been sentenced to four years in prison for striking the helmet of a riot police officer Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Konstantin Lakeev, convicted of kicking an FSB car, is a political prisoner

28 January 2022 Konstantin Lakeev, 18, has been sentenced to almost three years in prison for kicking an FSB car three times at a rally in support of Navalny in…

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Freedom of Communication: Russian NGOs present a report on right of assembly to the Council of Europe [Kommersant]

24 January 2022 by Maria Starikova Source: Kommersant Kommersant has learned that a coalition of 11 Russian NGOs has addressed the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CMCE)…

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