Aleksandr Verkhovsky: Terrorist acts in Europe and the reactions of Russian believers. How does the “conflict of values” affect public sentiments?

5 November 2020 By Aleksandr Verkhovsky, director of the Sova Information and Analytical Centre, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize, in conversation with Maryana Torocheshnikova in the studio at…

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CSO of the Week: Side by Side LGBT Film Festival

Week-ending 13 November 2020 On Thursday, 12 November 2020, police and staff of the Rospotrebnadzor, the government consumer watchdog, attended the opening of the annual LGBT film festival run by…

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Legal Case of the Week: Nizhny Novgorod journalist Aleksandr Pichugin fined under the ‘fake news’ law

Week-ending 13 November 2020 Photo of journalist Aleksandr Pichugin. (Photo: Roman Golotvin via Committee to Protect Journalists) On 11 November 2020 Nizhny Novgorod journalist Aleksandr Pichugin, administrator of the Telegram…

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Team 29: The time has come when you feel you can’t stay silent

7 November 2020 Hi, it’s Dasha Sukhikh, senior lawyer at Team 29 You probably noticed that this newsletter has recently started to include messages not just from Team 29 journalists,…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: When a secret of state becomes public knowledge

24 October 2020 Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya gazeta columnist, member of the Presidential Council for Human Rights, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group’s Human Rights Award  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original…

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Quote for the Week. Damelya Aitkhozhina (Human Rights Watch): “As Russia reports record numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths, authorities seem paradoxically concerned with preventing health workers from talking about the crisis.”

Week-ending 6 November 2020 Damelya Aitkhozhina 'As Russia reports record numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths, authorities seem paradoxically concerned with preventing health workers from talking about the crisis, hospital overcrowding, and…

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Person of the Week: Aleksandr Shabarchin’s sentence suspended

Week-ending 6 November 2020 Aleksandr Shabarchin, an activist in Perm sentenced to two years' imprisonment for a satirical video featuring a mannequin of President Putin in prison garb, and who…

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Galina Arapova: Previously, we didn’t have to stretch ourselves to breaking point to help everyone

27 October 2020 This interview with Galina Arapova, director of the Media Rights Protection Centre, media lawyer, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize, is part of the NGO-Profi project.…

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Law of the Week: Article 13.15 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offences – the ‘Law on Fake News’

Week-ending 30 October 2020 Article 13.15 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offences: 'Abuse of freedom of mass information' - the so-called 'law on fake news.' The law was used…

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