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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Eva Merkacheva: On the ban on lawyers bringing electronic devides into penal colonies.

25 May 2021 By Eva Merkasheva, journalist, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize, member of the Moscow Public Monitoring Commission Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Московский комсомолец] On 25…

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Lev Ponomarev: A broomstick up the backside is part of our national identity

 29 May 2021 by Lev Ponomarev, human rights activist, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source:  Ekho Moskvy] “THIS COMMUNICATION (MATERIAL) HAS BEEN CREATED AND…

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Quote for the Week. Aleksei Navalny: “I just want them to stop coming to me and waking me up at night.”

Week-ending 4 June 2021 “I just want them to stop coming to me and waking me up at night. What did I do? Did I climb the fence? Did I…

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Law of the Week: A bill to ban lawyers recording meetings with clients in prisons

Week-ending 14 May 2021 Members of the State Duma have introduced a bill to ban lawyers from recording meetings with their convicted clients inside prisons. The move has been criticised,…

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Karinna Moskalenko: “Sometimes justice and the legal system don’t coincide, sometimes they do.”

13 April 2021 A. Petrovskaya of Ekho Moskvy in conversation with lawyer and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Karinna Moskalenko An extract from 'Милосердие и закон. Справедливость и правосудие.…

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