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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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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Legal Case of the Week: Three Crimean Tatars sentenced to long prison terms for membership of Hizb ut-Tahrir

Week-ending 6 November 2020 Photo: RFE/RL Three Crimean Tatars - Rustem Emiruseinov, Arsen Abkhaitov and Eskendir Abulganiyev - have been sentenced to long prison terms for membership of Hizb ut-Tahrir,…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Shamil Fataliev, a Muslim from St. Petersburg convicted of involvement in the banned Takfir wal-Hijra, is a political prisoner

19 October 2020 Shamil Fataliev and ten other Muslims from St. Petersburg have been convicted on charges of involvement in an extremist organisation. Fataliev received the longest term of seven…

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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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