Rights in Russia interview – with Pavel Chikov, head of Agora International Human Rights Group

Mary Page talks with Pavel Chikov, one of Russia's leading human rights activists and lawyers who heads the Agora International Human Rights Group. A graduate of Kazan State University with…

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Pavel Chikov on the legal aspects of compulsory vaccination: “An application to the ECtHR would be pointless.”

17 June 2021 by Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora international human rights group: Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] In connection with the expected decision on compulsory…

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Quote for the Week. Pavel Chikov: “Cases that we won back in the day seem absolutely impossible now. Sometimes it feels like we live in a different country.”

Week-ending 18 June 2021 “It’s been a busy few days...months. [...] In almost all the big cases you read, our team is somehow involved. [...] Cases that we won back…

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Pavel Chikov: What the Russian state is telling society in 2021 – ‘We are strong.’

4 June 2021 by Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora International Human Rights Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Forbes] Obviously, the goal is to clean up the political space…

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Pavel Chikov: Details of the criminal investigation into Dmitry Gudkov and his aunt

1 June 2021 By Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora international human rights group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ekho Moskvy, 1.06.2021] A criminal investigation into alleged large-scale financial harm…

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Pavel Chikov: How politics became extremism. The evolution of the security forces’ understanding of extremist activities

26 April 2021 By Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora international human rights group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Проект] The legal action taken by the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office to…

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Pavel Chikov: Linguistic experts from the Investigative Committee found incitement to protest, to contact lawyers and other criminal activity in DOXA’s video

14 April 2021 by Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora International human rights group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Telegram] Today in Basmanny district court during a hearing on choosing…

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Life without Justice – Pavel Chikov and Ivan Pavlov on the case of Aleksei Navalny

Pavel Chikov, head of Agora International human rights group Evgeniya Albats, chief editor of The New Times Ivan Pavlov, lawyer, head of Team 29 5 April 2021 An extract from…

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Pavel Chikov: On the retribution against Marina Litvinovich and the final collapse of the institution of public monitoring of prisons

10 March 2021 by Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora International Human Rights Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: t.me/pchikov] In 2008, public oversight commissions [POCs] began to appear in…

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Quote for the Week. Pavel Chikov: “Navalny is a political prisoner and a prisoner of conscience for objective reasons, as a result of political reprisals against him by a demonstrably unfair judicial process.”

Week-ending 5 March 2021 "Human rights as a concept are under attack. [...] We can agree to respect rights and freedoms and help each other do so. We can join together…

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