Quote for the Week. Natalia Prilutskaya, Amnesty International’s Russia Researcher: “The Russian authorities have already starved civil society financially and forced many organizations to close. Now, they are further demonizing individual activists.”

Week-ending 20 November 2020 Natalia Prilutskaya. Photo: Twitter “If adopted, the bill will drastically limit and damage the work not only of civil society organizations that receive funds from outside…

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Person of the Week: Aleksandr Shabarchin’s sentence suspended

Week-ending 6 November 2020 Aleksandr Shabarchin, an activist in Perm sentenced to two years' imprisonment for a satirical video featuring a mannequin of President Putin in prison garb, and who…

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Quote for the Week. Natalia Prilutskaya: “Aleksandr Shabarchin is a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for the exercise of his right to freedom of expression.”

Natalia Prilutskaya "Aleksandr Shabarchin is a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for the exercise of his right to freedom of expression, and he must be immediately and unconditionally released." -…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Natalia Prilutskaya: “Aleksandr Shabarchin is a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for the exercise of his right to freedom of expression.”

Quote for the Week. Natalia Prilutskaya: ‘If the authorities fail to implement urgent protective measures, the COVID-19 pandemic could strike Russia’s prisons with devastating consequences.’

Week-ending 3 April 2020 Photo: Twitter Natalia Prilutskaya, Russia Researcher at Amnesty International: 'The present state of Russia’s penitentiary system – with overcrowding, poor ventilation and inadequate healthcare and sanitation…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Natalia Prilutskaya: ‘If the authorities fail to implement urgent protective measures, the COVID-19 pandemic could strike Russia’s prisons with devastating consequences.’