Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny, a prisoner of conscience, arrested and remanded in custody for 30 days

Week-ending 22 January 2021 On 17 January 2021 the Russian authorities arrested Aleksei Navalny when he arrived in Moscow by plane from Berlin. The next day at a court hearing…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny announces he will return to Russia on 17 January 2021

Week-ending 15 January 2021 On 13 January 2021 Aleksei Navalny announced he would be returning to Russia on 17 January 2021. This week Russia’s Military Investigative Committee (a department subordinate…

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Person of the Week: Opposition activist Yevgeny Chupov receives refugee status in Bulgaria.

Week-ending 8 January 2021 Photo via RFE/RL Opposition activist Yevgeny Chupov, who fled Russia in 2019 fearing possible prosecution for his political activities, has received refugee status in Bulgaria. RFE/RL…

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Person of the Week: Lev Ponomarev, one of four individuals designated ‘foreign agents’

Week-ending 1 January 2020 On 28 December human rights defender Lev Ponomarev, head of the human rights NGO For Human Rights, was designated as a 'foreign agent' along with three…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny publishes phone conversation with alleged participant in assassination attempt

Week-ending 25 December 2020 On 21 December Aleksei Navalny, currently living in Germany after the attempt to assassinate him with Novichok, published a recording of a telephone call he claims was…

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Person of the Week: Valery Solovei, detained at a peaceful protest on 6 December.

Week-ending 11 Deceember 2020 On 6 December 2020 police detained Valery Solovei, a former professor who worked at the prestigious Moscow State Institute of International Relations until last year when…

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Person of the Week. Marina Litvinenko files claim against Russia at European Court of Human Rights
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Person of the Week. Marina Litvinenko files claim against Russia at European Court of Human Rights

Week-ending 20 November 2020 Marina Litvinenko. Photo: Litvinenko Justice Foundation Marina Litvinenko has submitted a claim to the European Court of Rights against Russia seeking €3.5m in compensation, including punitive…

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