Dmitry Makarov and Oleg Orlov on the prospects of the investigation into Kadyrov’s threats

8 April 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group On 7th April 2021, the Supreme Court of Chechnya ordered the case concerning Ramzan Kadyrov's public threats to human rights defenders and journalists…

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New threats to Russian civil society: Human rights activists appeal to representatives of the Council of Europe

24 January 2021 Request for an urgent critical reaction within the Council of Europe to the adoption of new repressive laws in the Russian Federation that further restrict the activities…

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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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