‘A kind of legal striptease.’ Genri Reznik’s speech in court on the Ministry of Justice’s suit to close down the Moscow Helsinki Group

27 January 2023 by Genri Reznik, lawyer, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Advokatskaya ulitsa, 27 January 2023] This week, the Moscow Municipal Court liquidated…

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Leonid Nikitinsky on reactions to the treatment of Aleksei Navalny: Conscience is an intimate matter. Honour is always in view.

17 January 2023 The open letter from lawyers in Navalny’s defence is not addressed to the president—it is a call to their guild colleagues by Leonid Nikitinsky, columnist for Novaya…

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Karinna Moskalenko: “We can’t return to the Council of Europe. Sooner or later, we’ll have to join all over again.”

18 October 2022 Interview with lawyer and Moscow Helsinki Group member Karinna Moskalenko, who talks about how we can live now without the European Court of Human Rights and what…

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‘A major political farce’: Galina Arapova on what abolishing the Journalists’ and Media Workers’ Union will lead to in Russia

Director of the Mass Media Defence Centre and Moscow Helsinki Group member Galina Arapova 14 September 2022 by Valentina Rodionova Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ridus] The Moscow Municipal Court…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Dmitry Talantov, a lawyer remanded in custody on charges of spreading ‘fake news’ about the Russian army, is a political prisoner 

14 July 2022 Dmitry Talantov, president of the Udmurtia Bar Association and a defence lawyer in the case of Ivan Safronov, is being prosecuted for statements he published on social…

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Konstantin Dobrynin: “Russia is part of Europe; it’s not some backwater”

4 May 2022 by Konstantin Dobrynin, lawyer [advokat] Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Росбалт] Debates over the practicality of establishing new judicial or quasi-judicial bodies along the model of the…

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‘A list of enemies of the people.’ Now anyone can become a foreign agent in Russia. An interview with Galina Arapova [Radio Svoboda]

28 April 2022 Extracts from an interview with media lawyer Galina Arapova by  Alina Pinchuk and Liubov Chizhova Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Svoboda] A comprehensive register of foreign…

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Pavel Chikov: 12 National Guard officers from Krasnodar have refused to serve in Ukraine

24 March 2022 by Pavel Chikov Source: Telegram 12 National Guard officers from the Krasnodar riot police [OMON] have refused to serve in Ukraine On 25 February Police Captain Farid…

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Statement by lawyers and members of the legal community: Lawyers are not foreign agents!

1 March 2022 Source: OVD-Info We - lawyers and representatives of the legal community - believe that the law enforcement practice of adding lawyers to the register of media ‘foreign…

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The state and the lawyers: the case of Ivan Pavlov

18 January 2022 by Katya Arenina  An extract from «Вся надежда на отчаянных одиночек»"[All hope rests on extremely brave individuals”] , Vazhnye istorii, 18 January 2022 Source: Vazhnye istorii ['Important…

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