Vladimir Ryakhovsky: Legal Opinion on the Replacement of Alternative Civilian Service by Military Service through Mobilisation

29 September 2022 by Vladimir Ryakhovsky, attorney at law, member of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights Source: Moscow Helsinki Group Federal Law No. 113-FZ of 25…

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Svetlana Astrakhantseva: In Russia, the court is no temple of justice and the public space is no place for discussion

30 August 2022 Svetlana Astrakhantseva, MKhG [Moscow Helsinki Group] member, MKhG acting director Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook Today a Tverskoi court judge, a fairly young man of…

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Svetlana Astrakhantseva: This shameful, inhumane and cynical conviction must surely be quashed

8 July 2022 by Svetlana Astrakhantseva, executive director of Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] Moscow municipal council member Aleksei Gorinov has been sentenced to seven years…

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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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