Karinna Moskalenko: “We can’t return to the Council of Europe. Sooner or later, we’ll have to join all over again.”

18 October 2022 Interview with lawyer and Moscow Helsinki Group member Karinna Moskalenko, who talks about how we can live now without the European Court of Human Rights and what…

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Ivan Pavlov on mobilization: ‘The authorities will round up whoever they can catch. They’ll take whoever they can, either by persuasion or by force.’

21 September 2022 an interview with Ivan Pavlov, human rights lawyer and recipient of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize for human rights Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Холод] On 20…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: Lawyers consider how to respond to the Moscow military officer who threatened them with prosecution for helping people evade enlistment

25 September 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, journalist, Ph. D. in Law, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета. Европа] On Friday, September 23,…

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‘A major political farce’: Galina Arapova on what abolishing the Journalists’ and Media Workers’ Union will lead to in Russia

Director of the Mass Media Defence Centre and Moscow Helsinki Group member Galina Arapova 14 September 2022 by Valentina Rodionova Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ridus] The Moscow Municipal Court…

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Pavel Chikov: Human rights organizations do not have a common approach about where to draw the moral line beyond which people should not be helped

22 August 2022 Pavel Chikov in an interview with Margarita Alekhina Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Advokatskaya Ulitsa] Because of the ‘special operation,’ Russian human rights activists are faced…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Dmitry Talantov, a lawyer remanded in custody on charges of spreading ‘fake news’ about the Russian army, is a political prisoner 

14 July 2022 Dmitry Talantov, president of the Udmurtia Bar Association and a defence lawyer in the case of Ivan Safronov, is being prosecuted for statements he published on social…

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A new stage of repression: Pavel Chikov on the Kremlin’s changing approach to silencing dissent [Meduza]

On July 15, a judge in Komsomolsk-on-Amur acquitted artist and LGBT activist Yulia Tsvetkova after three years of legal proceedings. Tsvetkova was accused of “distributing pornography” after she published drawings of vulvas on a…

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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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Aleksandr Baeva on protest in modern Russia. What is ‘discrediting the army’?  What can you be charged for?

1 June 2022 an interview with Aleksandr Baeva, a lawyer with OVD-Info Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Cherta] Since the end of February, more than 16,000 people have been…

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Karinna Moskalenko: And Europe should learn its lessons from this too

28 May 2022 by Karinna Moskalenko Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] The International Protection Centre has received notification from the European Court of Human Rights that the long-awaited…

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