Let them stay in jail. Leonid Nikitinsky: Chanysheva, Orlov, Kagarlitsky – on what the practice of reviewing sentences in political cases with a view to harsher punishment means

4 March 2024 By Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta On 4 March, three days after Aleksei Navalny’s funeral, based on a complaint from the Bashkortostan Prosecutor’s Office at what they…

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‘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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‘She always had her own opinion’. Galina Starovoitova’s assistant Ruslan Linkov on her murder and the servile majority that prevents the building of a democratic Russia

Galina Starovoitova [Wikipedia] 20 November 2023 by Andrei Presnyakov Source: Spektr.Press On 20 November 1998 one of the most notorious political murders of modern Russia took place. Galina Starovoitova, one…

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The Unpunished. Aleksandr Podrabinek on a justice system of thugs

17 November 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda St Petersburg judge Oksana Demyasheva sentenced artist Sasha Skochilenko to seven years behind bars for anti-war writing on supermarket price tags. …

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Sergei Pashin: ‘Foreign judges behave unequivocally courteously, if only because they perceive all participants in the trial as colleagues, and not just the prosecutors.’ [Nezavisimaya gazeta]

Retired judge, Sergei Pashin 28 April 2022 'Judges complain about disrespectful attorneys. Conflicts between defence lawyers and the domestic judicial system has suddenly became a mass phenomenon' by Ekaterina Trifonova…

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Sergei Pashin on the future of restorative justice in Russia [Nezavisimaya gazeta]

14 February 2022 Pictured: Sergei Pashin, retired federal judge, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Независимая газета] The Council of Europe has called on member…

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