Elena Milashina: Kadyrov Regiment Senior Sergeant Suleyman Gezmakhmayev speaks out for the first time about the extrajudicial killings of Chechnya residents without hiding the names of the executioners

15 March 2021 By Elena Milashina, a journalist at Novaya gazeta, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета] Kadyrov Regiment Senior Sergeant Suleyman…

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Boris Vishnevsky: Police are conducting politically motivated monitoring of citizens who have committed no crimes

13 March 2021 by Boris Vishnevsky, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [Новая газета] On 20 January,…

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Alla Frolova on how OVD-Info’s lawyers work: “We are not a country of law, but of orders handed down from above.”

5 March 2021 Elena Kriven, a journalist with Lawyer's Street (Advokatskaya Ulitsa) spoke with Alla Frolova, coordinator of legal assistance at OVD-Info and recipient of the Moscow-Helsinki Group prize, about…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Krasnoyarsk resident who mistakenly pepper-sprayed FSB officers is a political prisoner

9 March 2021 Artem Zagrebelny was sentenced to five years in prison for violence against law enforcement officers who attacked him in the lift of the apartment building where he…

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Vera Vasilieva: Aims and Methods. On the Atmosphere of Hatred

17 February 2021 by Vera Vasilyeva, independent journalist, host of Freedom and Memorial, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Liberty] In the week…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Drugs planted on Circassian activist Kochesokov for criticising the authorities

26 February 2021 Anti-extremism police were involved in fabricating the criminal prosecution Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre, on the basis of internationally accepted guidelines, has recognised…

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Aleksei Navalny’s closing remarks in court: Russia will be happy.

20 February 2021 On 20th February Moscow City Court heard an appeal against the decision of the Simonovsky district court to replace the suspended sentence of politician Aleksei Navalny with…

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Podcast No. 61: Simon & Sergei – with Danil Beglets

This week our guest on the podcast is Danil Beglets. Danil Beglets is the first defendant in the 'Moscow case' convicted to a real sentence to have been released on…

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Law of the Week: New laws impose higher fines on proteters, ‘foreign agents’ and social media companies.

Week-ending 26 February 2021 On 24 February 2021 President Putin signed into force laws that increase fines imposed on protesters found guilty of disobeying police officers, on persons and organisations…

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Quote for the Week. Veronika Lapina, Russian LGBT Network: “Russia has not fulfilled its obligations in terms of admitting independent lawyers and doctors to Salekh and Ismail.”

Week-ending 26 February 2021 “At the moment, we can assert that Russia has not fulfilled its obligations, at least in terms of admitting independent lawyers and doctors to Salekh and…

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