Podcast No. 87. Simon & Sergei – with Ernest Mezak

This week our guest on the podcast is Ernest Mezak, a well-known journalist and human rights activist from the Republic of Komi in Russia. He represents victims of law enforcement…

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Ernest Mezak: The humiliated and the victorious

Photo of Ernest Mezak via Front Line Defenders 13 July 2021 By Ernest Mezak Source: Facebook Yesterday the Investigative Committee’s Syktyvkar Investigative Department formally accused me of disrespect for the…

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Legal Case of the Week: Five Jehovah’s Witnesses in Komi charged and subjected to pre-trial restrictions for organising or participating in an ‘extremist group.’

Week-ending 5 March 2021 On 4 March 2021 five Jehovah's Witnesses in the Republic of Komi were charged with organising and participating in the activities of an extremist group. That…

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