Quote for the Week: ‘We, the undersigned Russian and international human rights organization condemn the escalating attacks against Russian LGBT Network, its leadership and partners.’

Week-ending 19 November 2021 'We, the undersigned Russian and international human rights organizations condemn the escalating attacks against Russian LGBT Network, its leadership and partners. We call on the Russian…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Brothers Ismail Isaev and Salekh Magamadov are political prisoners

13 September 2021 Two young Chechens who criticized the authorities on the Internet were abducted and forced to publicly repent. After leaving Chechnya, they were detained in Nizhny Novgorod on…

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Kirill Koroteev on the legalisation of same-sex unions after the ECtHR’s decision

14 July 2021 by Kirill Koroteev, head of international practice at Agora International Human Rights Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: t.me/pchikov/4451] Yesterday, everyone was excited by the news…

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CSO of the Week: Coming Out presents third annual report on the situation for LGBTI+ persons living in St. Petersburg

Week-ending 18 June 2021 This month, the St. Petersburg based initiative group – Coming Out – launched its third annual report on the situation for LGBTI+ persons living in Russia’s second largest city.…

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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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Legal Case of the Week: Two gay men abducted in Nizhny Novgorod the subject of ‘terrorism investigation’ in Chechnya.

Week-ending 12 February 2021 On 6 February 2021 the Russian LGBT Network reported that two gay men abducted in Nizhny Novgorod had been brought to Gudermes in Chechnya by FSB…

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CSO of the Week: Side by Side LGBT Film Festival

Week-ending 13 November 2020 On Thursday, 12 November 2020, police and staff of the Rospotrebnadzor, the government consumer watchdog, attended the opening of the annual LGBT film festival run by…

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