Memorial Human Rights Centre: Six Muslims are political prisoners: evidence against them may have been falsified and their right to a fair trial violated

11 January 2022 Their prosecution may have been part of a government propaganda campaign against ‘Islamic extremism’ Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre In accordance with international guidelines, Memorial Human Rights…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Belarusian citizen Yana Pinchuk, threatened with extradition to her home country, is a political prisoner

22 December 2021 Yana Pinchuk is accused in Belarus of inciting hatred against police officers and extremism for running an opposition Telegram channel Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre In accordance…

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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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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Navalny supporter assaulted at a St. Petersburg protest is a political prisoner

6 December 2021 Eldar Garipov allegedly scratched the leg of a riot policeman, at the same time smashing his own head against a rubber baton  Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: The prosecution of Nizhny Novgorod opposition activists Natalia Rezontova and Roman Tregubov is unlawful and politically motivated

2 December 2021 The activists are being prosecuted for violating ‘sanitation’ rules in their local area after they called for people to join a demonstration in support of Aleksei Navalny…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Ufa opposition activist Liliya Chanysheva is a political prisoner

3 December 2021 Along with Navalny and his associates, Chanysheva is charged with creating an ‘extremist group.’ We believe their prosecution is intended to completely destroy the extra-parliamentary opposition in…

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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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