Quote for the Week. Oleg Orlov on the new bill on civil society groups: “The Justice Ministry will be able to prohibit any type of our activity.”

Week-ending 27 November 2020 "The language [of the new bill on civil society groups] is very elastic, as it is in so many Russian laws of recent years. First of…

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Oleg Orlov: Censorship threatens the activities of NGOs branded as ‘foreign agents’

17 November 2020 an interview with Oleg Orlov, board member at Memorial Human Rights Centre, by Deutsche Welle Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Deutsche Welle] The Russian State Duma may …

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Lev Ponomarev: Information on the epidemiological situation in penitentiary facilities should be made public

18 April 2020 Lev Ponomarev, head of For Human Rights, a human rights NGO, and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы, 18.04.2020] We…

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Lev Ponomarev: We demand a thorough and open investigation of the disturbances in Prison Colony No. 15, Irkutsk region

12 April 2020 Lev Ponomarev is chair of For Human Rights — a nationwide human rights NGO — and a member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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Valery Borshchev et al: Open Letter on the necessity of an amnesty and the release of people in custody in connection with the emergency

6 April 2020 Pictured (left): Valery Borshchev, co-chair of Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source:  Ekho Moskvy] OPEN LETTER The pandemic has posed a serious threat to…

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