Moscow Helsinki Group members: We believe it is especially important to protect human rights defenders and journalists

13 April 2022 Public appeal by members of the Moscow Helsinki Group to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor General's Office 13 Apr 2022 Source: Moscow…

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Valery Borshchev on the new internal rules for prisons: “The bad habits that go with the profession and the repressive mindset of prison officers are such that they are unlikely to endeavour to comply with the new rules”

Valery Borshchev 31 March 2022  by Ekaterina Trifonova, correspondent for Nezavisimaya gazeta Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Nezavisimaya gazeta, 31 March 2022] Prisoners will hope for the best where…

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Boris Altshuler: A War with the People of Russia

24 February 2022 by Boris Altshuler, chair of Right of the Child, a regional civil society organisation; member of the Moscow Helsinki Group; member of convocations III and IV of…

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Liubov Mosseeva-Helier: “It was an eventful day.” An account of 10th December, Human Rights Day.

 10 December 2021 by Liubov Mosseeva-Helier, legal adviser, human rights defender, recipient of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source:  7х7 blog] This was, of…

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Igor Kalyapin: Why is it vitally important to introduce the specific crime of torture into the Criminal Code? I answer this question at today’s Moscow Helsinki Group conference

11 December 2021 by Igor Kalyapin, head of the Committee against Torture, member of the Russian Presidential Human Rights Council, and winner of the MHG award for the protection of…

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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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Podcast No. 94. Simon & Sergei – with Svetlana Astrakhantseva

This week we our guest on the podcast is Svetlana Astrakhantseva, executive director of the Moscow Helsinki Group. Svetlana Astrakhantseva is an economist, lawyer and law professor, and human rights…

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Vyacheslav Bakhmin on the ‘foreign agent’ law: “The fact that this law is discriminatory from beginning to end is clear.”

23 September 2021 Commentaries on the 'foreign agent' law by Moscow Helsinki Group co-chair Vyacheslav Bakhmin (pictured) and Valentin Gefter, director of the Human Rights Institute Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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