‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Three Crimean Muslims convicted of involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir are political prisoners

19 July 2022 Ernest Ibragimov, Oleg Fedorov and Zekiriya Muratov have been prosecuted under terrorist articles of the Russian Criminal Code without being accused of terrorism Source: Political Prisoners Memorial…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Three residents of Crimea, accused of involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir, are political prisoners

20 June 2022 According to investigators, a three-member terrorist cell was headed by a person with severe visual impairment Source: Human Rights Project 'Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial' The Human…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Five Crimeans charged with involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir, an organisation banned in Russia, are political prisoners

8 June 2022 Dzhebbar Bekirov, Zavur Abdullaev, Rustem Murasov, Rustem Tairov and Raif Fevziev are being prosecuted for terrorist offences, although the evidence against them does not even contain incitement…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Smolensk-based bloggers Ruslan Bobiev and Anastasia Chistova are political prisoners

18 April 2022 In October 2021 Bobiev and Chistova were sentenced to 10 months in prison for a photograph of simulated oral sex in front of St Basil's Cathedral Source:…

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Dmitry Dubrovsky: “My dismissal is a triumph for the closed, non-transparent system”

16 May 2022  by Anton Zhezmer a translation of 'Интеллектуальная катастрофа. Как в России сворачиваются академические свободы', Север.Реалии, 16 May 2022 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Север.Реалии] Russian higher education…

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Viktor Kogan-Yasny: Russia’s church tradition essentially rejects humanism

26 March 2022 A few thoughts, not drawn from books (from my Vkontakte feed) by Viktor Kogan-Yasny Russia’s church tradition, enveloped in Soviet education and a post-Soviet matrix of pronounced…

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ECtHR hands down eleven rulings with regard to Russia finding violations of nine Convention articles, including ‘Tunikova and Others v. Russia’ on domestic violence

Week-ending 17 December 2021 This week the European Court of Human Rights handed down eleven rulings with regard to Russia finding violations of Convention Articles 2 (right to life), 3…

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Legal Case of the Week: Jehovah’s Witness charged with extremism acquitted by court in Vladivostok

Week-ending 26 November 2021 On 22 November 2021 a court in Vladivostok acquitted Dmitry Barmakin, a Jehovah's Witness, of charges of extremism in the first such acquittal for a member…

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Law of the Week: Anti-extremism legislation used to suppress freedoms of association, expression and conscience

Wee-ending 19 November 2021 The Russian legislation on extremism has been used, among other things, to prosecute Jehovah's Witnesses and to outlaw organisations supporting Aleksei Navalny. This week Fedor Telin,…

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They are not extremists! Statement by the Yakunin Committee in Defence of Jehovah’s Witnesses

8 November 2021 Pictured: Lev Levinson, member of the Public Committee on Freedom of Conscience (The Yakunin Committee), expert at the Institute of Human Rights, head of the Library of…

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