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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Boris Vishnevsky: Police are conducting politically motivated monitoring of citizens who have committed no crimes

13 March 2021 by Boris Vishnevsky, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [Новая газета] On 20 January,…

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Alla Frolova on how OVD-Info’s lawyers work: “We are not a country of law, but of orders handed down from above.”

5 March 2021 Elena Kriven, a journalist with Lawyer's Street (Advokatskaya Ulitsa) spoke with Alla Frolova, coordinator of legal assistance at OVD-Info and recipient of the Moscow-Helsinki Group prize, about…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Drugs planted on Circassian activist Kochesokov for criticising the authorities

26 February 2021 Anti-extremism police were involved in fabricating the criminal prosecution Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre, on the basis of internationally accepted guidelines, has recognised…

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Law of the Week: New laws impose higher fines on proteters, ‘foreign agents’ and social media companies.

Week-ending 26 February 2021 On 24 February 2021 President Putin signed into force laws that increase fines imposed on protesters found guilty of disobeying police officers, on persons and organisations…

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Ivan Pavlov: Violence violence by law enforcement agencies was unjustified and disproportionate

28 January 2021 How do authorities justify police violence in peaceful protests? When does the law allow you to ignore the demands of representatives? An extract Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Ten opposition figures charged with violating Covid-19 restrictions are political prisoners

8 February 2021 Maria Alekhina, Dmitry Baranovsky, Anastasia Vasilyeva, Nikolai Lyaskin, Oleg Navalny, Liubov Sobol, Oleg Stepanov, Liusya Shtein, Konstantin Yankauskas and Kira Yarmysh stand accused of urging people to…

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Open Letter on flagrant violations of the law and the Russian Constitution in response to peaceful protests

3 February 2021 Pictured: Zoya Svetova, journalist, human rights activist, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] Open letter To the Minister of…

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‘Complete impunity and the tacit approval of the authorities.’ Lawyers’ Open Letter on the case of Mansur Gilmanov.

23 January 2021 An open letter from Russian lawyers to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Vladimir Kolokoltsev Pictured: lawyer Yury Kostanov, one of the signatories…

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Boris Vishnevsky: “Those who serve the law rather than the authorities, and protect citizens from criminals rather than the government from citizens, do not need anonymity”

13 January 2021 By Boris Visnyesky, a deputy in the Saint Petersburg Legislative Assembly, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета] State Duma deputies…

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