Maria Eismont on the jailing of Pussy Riot member Liusya Shtein for 15 days

26 June 2021 by Maria Eismont, lawyer Source: Facebook JUDGE: All right, then, Liudmila Petrovna, stand up. Is the police record correctly stated? 22 June, 12:30, Afansievsky Lane, officers asked…

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Rights in Russia Interview – with Natalya Taubina, director of Public Verdict Foundation

Mary Page talks with Natalya Taubina, director of the Public Verdict Foundation that works to combat police abuse and other human rights violations throughout the Russian Federation. A graduate of the Moscow Institute…

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Pavel Chikov: What the Russian state is telling society in 2021 – ‘We are strong.’

4 June 2021 by Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora International Human Rights Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Forbes] Obviously, the goal is to clean up the political space…

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Boris Altshuler: A plea to President Putin to halt criminal prosecution for nonviolent protests and to free political prisoners!

10 June 2021 In the photo: Boris Altshuler, director of Right of the Child, a civic organisation to promote children’s rights, and a member of the Moscow Helsinki Group  Source:…

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“The peaceful character of public events must, finally, become the norm.” Appeal by constitutional experts to the federal human rights Ombudsman

Ilya Shablinsky, constitutional expert and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group 12 April 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] To the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian…

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Olga Romanova: A very good story

16 April 2021 by Olga Romanova, head of the human rights organisation Russia Behind Bars and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: facebook.com/Ooo.Romanova] An…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Valery Evsin is a political prisoner

27 April 2021 According to the Investigative Committee, Valery Evsin pushed a metal barrier towards a police officer. Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre considers Valery Evsin…

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Pavel Chikov: How politics became extremism. The evolution of the security forces’ understanding of extremist activities

26 April 2021 By Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora international human rights group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Проект] The legal action taken by the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office to…

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OVD-Info: Statement on the prosecution of Ivan Pavlov and Team 29

Ivan Pavlov of Team 29 30 April 2021 Source: OVD-Info Today our colleague Ivan Pavlov, the head of Team 29, was detained. A search is being conducted in the organisation’s…

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Lawyers’ Open letter: “We demand an end to arbitrary actions against Ivan Pavlov.”

30 April 2021 In the photo, Karina Moskalenko, lawyer, international attorney, member of Moscow Helsinki Group and one of the signatories of the open letter. Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original…

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