Semyon Simonov: The current government wants to have total control over all civic activity in the region.

13 July 2021 Andrei Krasno of Kavkaz.Realii in conversation with Semyon Simonov Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Кавказ.Реалии] On 12 July the magistrate of the 101st section of Central District…

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Maria Eismont on the jailing of Pussy Riot member Liusya Shtein for 15 days

26 June 2021 by Maria Eismont, lawyer Source: Facebook JUDGE: All right, then, Liudmila Petrovna, stand up. Is the police record correctly stated? 22 June, 12:30, Afansievsky Lane, officers asked…

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Vera Vasilieva on Aleksei Pichugin’s 18 years: the wrong sorts of changes

19 June 2021 by Vera Vasilieva, independent journalist, leader of Radio Svoboda's project Svoboda and Memorial, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Радио Свобода,…

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Rights in Russia Interview – with Natalya Taubina, director of Public Verdict Foundation

Mary Page talks with Natalya Taubina, director of the Public Verdict Foundation that works to combat police abuse and other human rights violations throughout the Russian Federation. A graduate of the Moscow Institute…

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Boris Vishnevsky on the legislation on ‘undesirable organisations’: “The former Constitutional Court would simply abolish these laws.”

11 June 2021 by Boris Vishnevsky, member of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly and Moscow Helsinki Group Prize laureate Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Echo Moskvy] The Duma Committee…

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The Prosecutor’s Office will represent Russia at the European Court of Human Rights – previously a responsibility of the Ministry of Justice. What does this mean for applicants and lawyers? [Advokatskaya ulitsa]

2 June 2021 Lawyer’s street (Advokatskaya ulitsa) asks lawyers Aleksandr Peredruk and Kirill Koroteev about a new development in Russia's representation at the European Court of Human Rights.  Source: Moscow…

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Quote for the Week. Pavel Chikov: “Cases that we won back in the day seem absolutely impossible now. Sometimes it feels like we live in a different country.”

Week-ending 18 June 2021 “It’s been a busy few days...months. [...] In almost all the big cases you read, our team is somehow involved. [...] Cases that we won back…

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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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Olga Romanova: A very good story

16 April 2021 by Olga Romanova, head of the human rights organisation Russia Behind Bars and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: facebook.com/Ooo.Romanova] An…

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