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…

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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]…

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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…

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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…

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Quote for the Week. Rachel Denber: ‘For Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, practicing their faith means risking their freedom’

Week-ending 10 January 2020 Rachel Denber, deputy Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch: “For Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, practicing their faith means risking their freedom. There is…

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