Person of the Week: Artist Ilya Pershin given three-year sentence for alleged assault on a police officer at a peaceful protest in support of Navalny

Week-ending 10 September 2021 Ilya Pershin. Photo by David Frenkel / Mediazona On 6 September 2021 a court in St. Petersburg sentenced artist Ilya Pershin to three years in a…

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Maria Eismont on the jailing of Pussy Riot member Liusya Shtein for 15 days

26 June 2021 by Maria Eismont, lawyer Source: Facebook JUDGE: All right, then, Liudmila Petrovna, stand up. Is the police record correctly stated? 22 June, 12:30, Afansievsky Lane, officers asked…

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Rights in Russia Interview – with Natalya Taubina, director of Public Verdict Foundation

Mary Page talks with Natalya Taubina, director of the Public Verdict Foundation that works to combat police abuse and other human rights violations throughout the Russian Federation. A graduate of the Moscow Institute…

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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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Boris Altshuler: A plea to President Putin to halt criminal prosecution for nonviolent protests and to free political prisoners!

10 June 2021 In the photo: Boris Altshuler, director of Right of the Child, a civic organisation to promote children’s rights, and a member of the Moscow Helsinki Group  Source:…

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“The peaceful character of public events must, finally, become the norm.” Appeal by constitutional experts to the federal human rights Ombudsman

Ilya Shablinsky, constitutional expert and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group 12 April 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] To the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Valery Evsin is a political prisoner

27 April 2021 According to the Investigative Committee, Valery Evsin pushed a metal barrier towards a police officer. Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre considers Valery Evsin…

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Boris Vishnevsky: Reflections in a closed visor. Who gave the order to beat up protesters in St Petersburg?

22 April 2021 by Boris Vishnevsky, deputy of the Legislative assembly of St Petersburg, and Moscow Helsinki Group prize laureate Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета] The conduct of…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny ends hunger strike as health deteriorates; 1,700 arrested as many thousands protest against his imprisonment.

Week-ending 23 April 2021 This week Aleksei Navalny's health continued to deteriorate as independent doctors warned of a potential rapid further deterioration. He was transferred to a medical ward in…

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Elena Milashina: Kadyrov Regiment Senior Sergeant Suleyman Gezmakhmayev speaks out for the first time about the extrajudicial killings of Chechnya residents without hiding the names of the executioners

15 March 2021 By Elena Milashina, a journalist at Novaya gazeta, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета] Kadyrov Regiment Senior Sergeant Suleyman…

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