Leonid Nikitinsky: Sentences, yes; words, no. Russian lawmakers lay more mines across the field of law―to put away anyone prepared to call things by their proper names

29 June 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, PhD (Law), journalist, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета. Европа] A la guerre comme à la guerre:…

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Lev Ponomarev: We’re going to have to go out and protest, or else the people with guns will win

21 June 2022 Member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Lev Ponomarev discusses the importance of human rights activism in wartime in an interview with Yan Shenkman Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: The Swan Song of the European Court of Human Rights – the Strasbourg Court’s decision on the complaints from ‘foreign agent’ NGOs was both an encyclopedia of state tyranny and a collection of amusing stories from Russian ‘legal life’

16 June 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, journalist, doctor of jurisprudence, and laureate of the MKhG [Moscow Helsinki Group] human rights prize, special to Novaya Gazeta. Europe Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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Boris Vishnevsky: They will be fine without rallies and rights. State Duma to consider a new bill restoring Soviet ‘freedom of assembly’  

12 June 2022  By Boris Vishnevsky, politician, political commentator, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, member of the Yabloko party, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group  Prize in…

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Nikolai Kavkazsky: “Opportunities for lawful political action have been severely curtailed … but as long as such opportunities exist, I’ll be here. If they start shooting us and imprisoning us by the thousands, then I’ll be forced to leave.”

25 May 2022 Olga Allenova interviews Nikolai Kavkazsky for Novaya gazeta. Evropa Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [Original source: Новая газета. Европа] Following the death of human rights defender Andrei Babushkin, the…

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Aleksandr Cherkasov: On what made Sakharov become a human rights defender

22 May 2022 by Aleksandr Cherkasov, former chair of the board of Memorial Human Rights Centre, which was closed down by the authorities. The author expresses his thanks to Ilya…

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The last train to Strasbourg leaves on 15 September. Karinna Moskalenko in conversation with Leonid Nikitinsky

20 March 2022 Leonid Nikitinsky in conversation with Karinna Moskalenko Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: "Новая газета"] The European Court will continue to consider applications by Russians that have already…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: In any case, 15 years – that’s what’s “fake.” [2/2]

4 March 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya correspondent Source: Novaya gazeta Let me explain the Criminal Code articles just passed in order to make journalists’ work even more dangerous, if…

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