Law of the Week: Memorial, Mayak and Medium-Orient – three victims of the ‘foreign agent’ law

Week-ending 24 December 2021 The 'foreign agent' law remains an instrument widely used by the Russian authorities to repress freedom of expression and freedom of association. The court proceedings to…

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CSO of the Week: Memorial

Week-ending 17 December 2021 This week the legal proceedings to close down the Memorial International Society and the Memorial Human Rights Centre continued, hearings in the former case resumed on…

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Law of the Week: The ‘foreign agent’ law

Week-ending 17 December 2021 This week, as the legal proceedings to close down the International Memorial Society and the Memorial Human Rights Centre continued on the basis of alleged violations…

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Boris Altshuler: Appeal to the President of Russia on Memorial, Torture, Children and Other Matters

30 November 2021 Pictured: Boris Altshuler, head of Right of the Child, a regional NGO for the protection of children's rights, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki…

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Liya Akhedzhakova: Why is the label of foreign agent applied to the best people in our profession? To the very best!

7 December 2021 A speech given by the laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Award, actress Liya Akhedzhakova, during the presentation of the Star of Theatre award in the nomination…

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CSO of the Week: Memorial. On Human Rights Day, 11 human rights organisations spoke out in defence of Memorial.

Week-ending 10 December 2021 On 10 December 2021 Memorial, a cornerstone of Russian civil society, is under threat of liquidation by the Russian authorities on baseless charges. Memorial’s two entities…

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Moscow Helsinki Group calls on the Public Prosecutor’s Office to withdraw its lawsuit to shutdown Memorial

15 November 2021 Statement by Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group The Moscow Helsinki Group has sent an open appeal to the Prosecutor General requesting that the lawsuit to…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: Sentencing postponed in the case of Memorial

25 November 2021 by Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya gazeta columnist, member of Russia’s Presidential Council for Human Rights, and winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group, (original…

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Vladimir Ryzhkov: ‘Memorial is the most irritating organization because it reminds the Chekists of their crimes.’

24 November 2021 Vladimir Ryzhkov, a member of the Moscow City Duma, in an interview with Stanislav Koryagin Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Росбалт, 24.11.2021] According to Moscow City Duma…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 230: In support of Memorial

27 November 2021 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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