Quote for the Week: ‘We, the undersigned Russian and international human rights organization condemn the escalating attacks against Russian LGBT Network, its leadership and partners.’

Week-ending 19 November 2021 'We, the undersigned Russian and international human rights organizations condemn the escalating attacks against Russian LGBT Network, its leadership and partners. We call on the Russian…

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Quote for the Week: “This attack on Memorial is a political act of retaliation against human rights defenders.” – Joint Statement by Russian and international human rights groups in support of Memorial

Week-ending 12 November 2021 This attack on Memorial is a political act of retaliation against human rights defenders. Russian authorities should withdraw the suits against Memorial Human Rights Center and…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week: “This attack on Memorial is a political act of retaliation against human rights defenders.” – Joint Statement by Russian and international human rights groups in support of Memorial

Quote for the Week. “We call on the Russian Federation’s authorities to immediately release Aleksei Navalny and all those arbitrarily arrested in connection with the peaceful protests” – Amnesty International and seven other leading human rights organisations address UN Human Rights Council

Week-ending 19 March 2021 "We call on the Russian Federation’s authorities to respect the government’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and immediately release Aleksei…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. “We call on the Russian Federation’s authorities to immediately release Aleksei Navalny and all those arbitrarily arrested in connection with the peaceful protests” – Amnesty International and seven other leading human rights organisations address UN Human Rights Council

Legal Case of the Week: Military court dismisses appeal by Emir-Usein Kuku and five co-defendants

Week-ending 26 June 2020 From left Arsen Dzhepparov, Refat Alimov, Vadim Siruk, Inver Bekirov, Emir-Usein Kuku and, far right Muslim Aliev Photo Crimean Solidarity On 26 June the Military Court…

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Legal Case of the Week: Svetlana Prokopyeva

Week-ending 19 June 2020 Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva facing trial over terrorism commentary New York, June 15, 2020 – In advance of tomorrow’s trial of Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva on…

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Quote for the Week. Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch: ‘Moscow’s social monitoring app is intrusive, violates privacy and other rights, and should be dropped.’

Week-ending 22 May 2020 Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch: 'While protecting human life and public health is a paramount concern during the pandemic, Moscow’s…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch: ‘Moscow’s social monitoring app is intrusive, violates privacy and other rights, and should be dropped.’

Quote for the Week. Konstantin Kotov: ‘What else can [a person of conscience do] in such cases? I wanted to show solidarity.’

Week-ending 6 March 2020 Konstantin Kotov, at the appeal hearing of his conviction for repeated violation of Russia's abusive public assembly law: 'What else can [a person of conscience do]…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. Konstantin Kotov: ‘What else can [a person of conscience do] in such cases? I wanted to show solidarity.’

Quote for the Week. Tanya Lokshina: ‘Imprisoning Konstantin Kotov for nothing more than exercising his right to peaceful assembly is simply abominable.’

Week-ending 21 February 2020 Tanya Lokshina, Europe and Central Asia associate director, Human Rights Watch: 'Imprisoning Konstantin Kotov for nothing more than exercising his right to peaceful assembly is simply…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. Tanya Lokshina: ‘Imprisoning Konstantin Kotov for nothing more than exercising his right to peaceful assembly is simply abominable.’

Quote for the Week. Tanya Lokshina: ‘Justice is finally coming to the small, remote village of Vremenny in Dagestan’

Weeek-ending 14 February 2020 Tanya Lokshina, Associate Director, Europe and Central Asia Division, Human Rights Watch: 'Justice is finally coming to the small, remote village of Vremenny, located in Dagestan,…

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Quote for the Week. Rachel Denber: ‘The Russian authorities should repeal the 2015 law and uphold international human rights standards.’

Week-ending 17 January 2020 Rachel Denber, Deputy Director, Europe and Central Asia Division: 'The only “innovation” regarding their international human rights obligations that Russian authorities should pursue is to repeal…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. Rachel Denber: ‘The Russian authorities should repeal the 2015 law and uphold international human rights standards.’