ECtHR awarded Irkutsk victim of police torture 11,000 euros

21 June 2021 by Irina Sergeeva, lawyer, Moscow Helsinki Group volunteer Source: Moscow Helsinki Group On 15 June 2021, the European Court of Human Rights came to a decision on…

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“Dear friends and colleagues, we are asking you for your support!” – Moscow Helsinki Group

14 June 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group On May 12th we celebrated an important event for us - the 45th anniversary of the Moscow Helsinki Group. Over the course of…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: Ex-head of Human Rights Council Mikhail Fedotov, Liudmila Ulitskaya, and attorney Maria Eismont receive Moscow Helsinki Group awards

13 May 2021 by Leonid Nikitinsky, a columnist at Novaya gazeta, member of the Presidential Human Rights Council, and winner of the Moscow-Helsinki Group prize Source: Mosow Helsinki Group [original…

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Olga Romanova: A very good story

16 April 2021 by Olga Romanova, head of the human rights organisation Russia Behind Bars and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: facebook.com/Ooo.Romanova] An…

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Rights in Russia interview – with Dmitry Makarov, a leading activist with the Moscow Helsinki Group

Mary Page talks with Dmitry Makarov, a leading human rights activist with the Moscow Helsinki Group. Dmitry has worked as co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group and as that organisation's…

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Rights in Russia Interview – with Roman Kiselev, head of Legal Programmes at the Moscow Helsinki Group

Mary Page talks with Roman Kiselev, head of Legal Programmes at the Moscow Helsinki Group. Roman Kiselev (pictured right) graduated in political science from the Higher School of Economics in…

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New threats to Russian civil society: Human rights activists appeal to representatives of the Council of Europe

24 January 2021 Request for an urgent critical reaction within the Council of Europe to the adoption of new repressive laws in the Russian Federation that further restrict the activities…

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Svetlana Astrakhantseva: Government commission approves Ministry of Construction’s bill on allocation of housing to victims of political repression despite criticism

10 June 2020 Svetlana Astrakhantseva, executive director of Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] On 14 May the Moscow Helsinki Group appealed to the Russian Ministry of…

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Dmitry Makarov: There are serious concerns that a system for controlling the movement of citizens will remain after the quarantine measures have ended

18 May 2020 Dmitry Makarov is co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [an adaptation of the original source: Foreign Policy] Human rights defenders are concerned that…

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