Pavel Chikov on torture in the prison system: “It’s centralised management. These are not just some kind of excesses by those on the ground”

Pavel Chikov 11 October 2021 An extract from 'Polny Albats: Torture in the Prison System.' Pavel Chikov heads the Agora International Human Rights Group; Vladimir Osechkin heads the Gulagu.Net project.…

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Statement by Public Verdict Foundation on torture in the prison system: First and foremost – consider the victims

9 October 2021 Statement by Public Verdict Foundation. A Basic programme for the protection of prisoners: to ensure the safety of people who survived torture in Russian prisons. Source: Moscow…

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Lev Ponomarev: One day in the life of the wife of prisoner Ivankin

28 September 2021 by Lev Ponomarev, human rights activist, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы, 28.09.2021] The FOLLOWING  MESSAGE (CONTENT) WAS CREATED…

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“Опять двадцать пять!” Bill Bowring asks Liudmila Alpern 25 questions

Professor Bill Bowring’s guest this week on “25 Questions” is Liudmila Alpern, a researcher and observer of Russian prisons and penal colonies with a special interest in conditions in places…

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Karinna Moskalenko: Torture in Russia – how it goes

30 June 2021 by Karinna Moskalenko, attorney, international lawyer, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] On 28 June 2021, a group of lawyers…

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Lev Ponomarev: Only by our efforts can we end the practice of torture

22 June 2021 by Lev Ponomarev, human rights activist, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] “THIS MESSAGE (MATERIAL) IS CREATED AND DISTRIBUTED BY…

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Valery Borshchev: “According to my data, wages [of prisoners] are still low. There are constant complaints about this.”

27 May 2021 Prisoners are still receiving low wages, which is something many complain about, says Valery Borshchev, human rights defender and co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group. Source: Moscow…

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Zoya Svetova: “This is an absolute desecration and mockery of public monitoring”

25 May 2021 Pictured: Zoya Svetova, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize. Photo by Svetlana Vidanova / Novaya gazeta Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Echo of Moscow, 05/25/2021]…

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