Legal Case of the Week: Three Crimean Tatars sentenced to long terms in prison for membership of Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Week-ending 15 January 2021 Photo: Human Rights in Ukraine On 12 January 2021 the Southern Military Regional Court sitting in the city of Rostov-on sentenced Enver Omerov to 18 years,…

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Legal Case of the Week: Ukrainian citizen Valentin Vyhivsky now serving seventh year in Russian prison.

Week-ending 8 January 2021 Photo: Human Rights in Ukraine On 7 January 2020 Valentin Vyhivsky spent his seventh Orthodox Christmas in near solitary confinement, thousands of kilometres from his family…

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Legal Case of the Week: Criminal investigation against Liubov Sobol

Week-ending 25 December 2020 Photo: Wikipedia On 25 December 2020 police raided the home of Liubov Sobol, a lawyer who works for Aleksei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation (now closed by the…

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Legal Case of the Week: Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says reasonable grounds for believing war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Ukraine.

Week-ending 18 December 2020 Photo: Wikipedia The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, has found reasonable grounds for believing war crimes and crimes against humanity have been 'committed…

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Legal Case of the Week: Lenur Islyamov, owner of ATR Crimean Tatar television, sentenced to 19 years in prison in absentia

Week-ending 11 December 2020 Lenur Islyamov Photo Krym.org via Human Rights in Ukraine On 10 December 2020 the Supreme Court of Crimea sentenced Lenur Islyamov, owner of ATR Crimean Tatar…

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Legal Case of the Week. In Omsk, four Jehovah’s Witnesses convicted for their faith

Week-ending 4 December 2020 Pictured: Sergei Polyakov, Anastasia Polyakova, Dinara Diusekeeva and Gaukhar Bektemirova. Photo: Website of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia A court in Omsk convicted four Jehovah's Witnesses on…

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Legal Case of the Week: Konstantin Kotov denied parole

Week-ending 27 November 2020 This week a court in Vladimir region refused to release Konstantin Kotov on parole. Konstantin Kotov has been recognised by Amnesty International as a prisoner of…

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Legal Case of the Week. Gulag historian Yury Dmitriev may face new charges

Week-ending 20 November 2020 Human Rights Ombudsman in Karelia, Gennady Sarayev, said on 18 November 2020 that Gulag historian Yury Dmitriev may face news charges related to producion of child…

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