‘Even a Pillar is not Eternal.’ Leonid Nikitinsky on the death of Russian Supreme Court Chairman V.M. Lebedev

24 February 2024 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta What the consequences might be of the demise of Russian Supreme Court Chairman V.M. Lebedev Official portrait of V.M. Lebedev. Source:…

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Maria Eismont: ‘The verdict in the case of Dima Ivanov […] deserves public attention’

8 March 2023 by Maria Eismont, lawyer, laureate of a Moscow Helsinki Group human rights award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group Since the New Year, judges have been permitted to pronounce…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: There’s no need for witnesses, not even a Nobel laureate – on the trial of Vladimir Kara-Murza

31 March 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV On 31 March the trial started as planned at 11 am, which is surprising since until now all sessions started late. The…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: ‘Nazi’ Nemtsov and the Magnitsky Act – the Trial of Vladimir Kara-Murza

28 March 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV Human rights activist and journalist Aleksandr Podrabinek reports on the trial of politician Vladimir Kara-Murza, specially for Vot Tak. The trial of…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: In search of Nazis

22 March 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV On 21 March in the early hours of the morning officers from the Investigative Committee and ‘Centre-E’ [anti-extremism police] searched the Moscow…

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Rights in Russia interview – with leading Russian human rights lawyer, Karinna Moskalenko

Mary Page talks with leading Russian human rights lawyer, Karinna Moskalenko. In 2001 she won the first ever case against the Russian Federation at the European Court of Human Rights…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: According to Doctor of Law Bastrykin, 6-7 years’ imprisonment for a post on social networks is just the thing.

20 February 2023 All Quiet on the Western Front: Bastrykin's interview on the eve of the presidential address tackles purely propaganda issues, not legal ones by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Decline into Stalinism

19 December 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek  Source: Vot-Tak.TV  In his column for Vot-Tak, Russian journalist and human rights activist Aleksandr Podrabinek discusses the breakdown of the judicial system in the…

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“People are running away from you, Mr. President. Have you really not noticed?” Ilya Yashin’s final word in court.

Ilya Yashin By David Krikheli (Wikipedia) 5 December 2022 Ilya Yashin's final word in court at his trial for 'discrediting the Russian military.' Prosecutors have asked for him to be…

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‘Knowledge of the law is no help here, for such is the “law”’ – Leonid Nikitinsky on how ‘foreign agent’ lawyers operate in Russia

29 November 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, journalist, PhD in law, and Moscow Helsinki Group prize winner Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Novaya Gazeta. Europe] Ahead of the 1 December entry…

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