Ivan Pavlov: Scientists are easy prey for our special services [Present Tense]

1 July 2022 The human rights lawyer Ivan Pavlov, a laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize for human rights, in conversation with Irina Pomaliiskaya of Present Tense about the…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 257: Remove the witnesses

12 June 2022 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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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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Georgy Satarov on the attack on Memorial: “A future which is beginning before our very eyes […] What we see here is fascism.”

15 October 2021 An extract from the programme 2021 broadcast on Ekho Moskvy on 15 October 2021. Presenters: Ksenia Larina and Vitaly Dimarsky Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы]…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: The Federal Security Service creates yet another “foreign agent” category – ‘military secret.’

 1 October 2021 by Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya Gazeta correspondent, member of the Presidential Council on Human Rights and Civil Society (SPCh), laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize for Human…

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Law of the Week: FSB publishes list of information concerning Russia’s military, space agency and security services that ‘can be used against Russia’s security.’

Week-ending 1 October 2021 This week the FSB published a 60-item list of information concerning Russia's military, space agency and security services that, while not classified as state secrets, 'foreign…

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Pavel Chikov: What the Russian state is telling society in 2021 – ‘We are strong.’

4 June 2021 by Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora International Human Rights Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Forbes] Obviously, the goal is to clean up the political space…

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Boris Altshuler: A plea to President Putin to halt criminal prosecution for nonviolent protests and to free political prisoners!

10 June 2021 In the photo: Boris Altshuler, director of Right of the Child, a civic organisation to promote children’s rights, and a member of the Moscow Helsinki Group  Source:…

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OVD-Info: Statement on the prosecution of Ivan Pavlov and Team 29

Ivan Pavlov of Team 29 30 April 2021 Source: OVD-Info Today our colleague Ivan Pavlov, the head of Team 29, was detained. A search is being conducted in the organisation’s…

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