Vera Vasilieva: Memorial* and the Basmanny court. On conscience and the law.

15 January 2022 by Vera Vasilieva is an independent journalist, host of Radio Liberty’s** “Freedom and Memorial,”* and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize for Human Rights in 2018…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: With a view of the Kremlin. The most vivid parts of the president’s meeting with the Human Rights Council were not broadcast in full. Here’s what actually happened.

10 December 2021 by Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya gazeta columnist, member of the Presidential Human Rights Council and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета]…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: The Prisoner’s Reply

15 December 2021 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Grani.ru The intense public reaction to torture in Russian prisons and prison camps has reverberated in the prisoner world in a somewhat unusual…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: The Faculty of Unnecessary Professors

4 December 2021 by Leonid Nikitinsky is a columnist for Novaya Gazeta, a member of the Presidential Council for Human Rights, and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Award for…

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Members of the Human Rights Council will ask Putin to change legislation in the field of combating torture

2 December 2021 Pictured left: Eva Merkacheva, member of the Presidential Council for Human Rights, Moskovsky komsomolets journalist, laureate of a Moscow Helsinki Group award for human rights Source: Moscow…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Live long enough to see retribution. Communist criminals can still be punished

5 December 2021 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV In 1999, the 49-year-old opposition journalist Slavko Ćuruvija - founder of several independent publications and famous critic of President Slobodan Milošević -…

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Quote for the Week. Dmitry Muratov: “As governments continually improve the past, journalists try to improve the future.”

Week-ending 10 December 2021 Ill. Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach. But journalism in Russia is going through a dark valley. Over a hundred journalists, media outlets, human rights defenders…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: Sentencing postponed in the case of Memorial

25 November 2021 by Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya gazeta columnist, member of Russia’s Presidential Council for Human Rights, and winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group, (original…

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Nikolai Svanidze: International Holocaust Remembrance Day must be reinstated in the school curriculum

29 November 2021 by Nikolai Svanidze, chairperson of the Human Rights Council’s standing commission on political rights Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ekho Moskvy, 29.11.2021] The statement by the…

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