Igor Kalyapin: Why is it vitally important to introduce the specific crime of torture into the Criminal Code? I answer this question at today’s Moscow Helsinki Group conference

11 December 2021 by Igor Kalyapin, head of the Committee against Torture, member of the Russian Presidential Human Rights Council, and winner of the MHG award for the protection of…

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Law of the Week: Igor Kalyapin fined under law on ‘undesirable foreign organisations’

Week-ending 10 December 2021 On 1 December 2021, the Nizhny Novgorod Regional Court upheld an earlier decision by the Soviet district court in NIzhny Novgorod to find human rights defender Igor…

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In Nizhny Novgorod, a court fines Igor Kalyapin, head of the Committee Against Torture, for links with an ‘undesirable organisation’

Igor Kalyapin 17 September 2021 Source: Polit.ru A Nizhny Novgorod court has fined the head of the Committee Against Torture (CAT) Igor Kalyapin 10,000 roubles for 'participating in the activities…

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Law of the Week: Igor Kalyapin fined under law on ‘undesirable foreign organisations’

Week-ending 24 September 2021 On 17 September 2021 a district court in Nizhny Novgorod convicted human rights defender Igor Kalyapin of 'participation in the activities of an undesirable organization' under…

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Socialochka.лайв presents a video about human rights defender Igor Kalyapin

9 September 2021 Pictured: Igor Kalyapin, head of the Committee Against Torture, a civil society group based in Nizhny Novgorod Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Socialochka.лайв] The story of human…

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“Опять двадцать пять!” Bill Bowring asks Igor Kalyapin 25 questions

Professor Bill Bowring’s guest this week on “25 Questions” is Igor Kalyapin, a human rights defender from Nizhny Novgorod and chair of the civil society organisation Committee Against Torture [see…

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Igor Kalyapin: “It’s crucial we find out who was behind the harassment of journalist Irina Slavina”

3 October 2020 Igor Kalyapin heads the Committee against Torture and is a member of the Presidential Human Rights Council and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group human rights award…

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