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Andrei Pivovarov, executive director of the opposition group Open Russia

Legal Case of the Week: Andrei Pivovarov charged with heading an ‘undesirable organisation’

Week-ending 15 October 2021 Andrei Pivovarov, executive director of the opposition group Open Russia On 11 October 2021 colleagues of the former executive director of the pro-democracy Open Russia movement,…

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Legal Case of the Week: Aleksandr Gabyshev confined to a psychiatric hospital nearly 3,000 kilometers from his home

Week-ending 8 October 2021 On 4 October 2021 it became known that Yakut shaman Aleksandr Gabyshev has been transferred to a psychiatric hospital in Novosibirsk, where he is detained and…

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Legal Case of the Week: Four Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to long terms in prison.

Week-ending 24 September 2021 On 23 September 2021 a district court in Volgograd sentenced four Jehovah’s Witnesses to more than six years in prison each on charges of extremism. Valery…

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Legal Case of the Week: The on-going trial of Crimean Tatar Azamat Eyupov

Week-ending 17 September 2021 Photo of Azamat Eyupov: Crimean Tatar Resource Centre Veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement Azamat Eyupov is on trial in Russia, facing a 15-20-year sentence on…

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Legal Case of the Week: Nariman Dzhelyal, deputy chair of the Mejlis, remanded in custody for two months

Nariman Dzhelyal at the Crimea Platform inaugural meeting. Photo: Facebook via Human Rights in Ukraine On 4 September 2021 Russian security services raided the home of Nariman Dzhelyal, a deputy…

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Legal Case of the Week: Three Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to long terms in prison for their faith

Week-ending 30 July 2021 https://memohrc.org/ru/news_old/v-rostove-na-donu-troim-svidetelyam-iegovy-dali-za-veru-sroki-ot-shesti-do-shesti-sPhoto: Memorial Human Rights Centre On 29 July 2021 a court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced three Jehovah's Witnesses to terms in prison for organising the activities of…

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Legal Case of the Week: Three Jehovah’s Witnesses fined for organising and financing an ‘extremist organisation’

Week-ending 23 July 2021 On 19 July 2021 a court in Kirov in the Urals district fined three Jehovah's Witnesses for organising and financing an extremist group. The Russian Supreme…

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Legal Case of the Week: Human rights defender Semyon Simonov convicted and sentenced to 250 hours of community service under the ‘foreign agent’ law.

Week-ending 16 July 2021 On 12 July 2021 human rights defender Semyon Simonov was convicted by a court in Sochi under the 'foreign agent' law for an unpaid fine imposed…

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