Memorial Human Rights Centre: Russian authorities violated the UN Convention on Refugees in extraditing Aleksei Kudin, a citizen of Belarus

22 July 2021 The European Court of Human Rights banned Russia from extraditing Kudin, a participant in last year's August protests, to his home country of Belarus where he is…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Oleg Makurin, convicted for a post on the internet about attacks on the FSB, is the victim of a politically motivated prosecution

15 July 2021 Oleg Makurin was fined 300,000 roubles for public justification of terrorism Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre, in accordance with international guidelines, considers the…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Aleksei Pichugin is a political prisoner in isolation and under duress

16 July 2021 Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre It recently became known that Aleksei Pichugin, Russia's longest serving political prisoner, has been transferred from…

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Quote for the Week: ‘Amnesty International will continue demanding Alekei Navalny’s immediate and unconditional release and justice for him and other victims of politically motivated persecutions in Russia’ – Amnesty International

Week-ending 23 July 2021 'Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny’s life is no longer at immediate risk as he started receiving the medical care he required on 23 April. Russian authorities…

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Semyon Simonov: The current government wants to have total control over all civic activity in the region.

13 July 2021 Andrei Krasno of Kavkaz.Realii in conversation with Semyon Simonov Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Кавказ.Реалии] On 12 July the magistrate of the 101st section of Central District…

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An open letter from prominent figures in the worlds of culture and science to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: “Please take up the case of Yury Dmitriev and deliver your verdict.”

Pictured:  Boris Al’tshuler, head of the children's rights NGO Right of the Child, physicist, social commentator, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, and one of the signatories of the open…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Roman Pichuzhin, a participant in a January protest in Moscow, is a political prisoner

7 July 2021 Pichuzhin was sentenced to two years in a penal colony for pushing a riot police officer; the court ruled Pichuzhin had struck the officer. Source: Memorial Human…

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Legal Case of the Week: Human rights defender Semyon Simonov convicted and sentenced to 250 hours of community service under the ‘foreign agent’ law.

Week-ending 16 July 2021 On 12 July 2021 human rights defender Semyon Simonov was convicted by a court in Sochi under the 'foreign agent' law for an unpaid fine imposed…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Crimean Tatar activist Emil Ziyadinov is a political prisoner

2 July 2021 Emil Ziyadinov has been remanded in custody on terrorist charges despite not being accused of any specific terrorist activity Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights…

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Vera Vasilieva on the case of Aleksei Pichugin: the main cold case of Putin’s Russia

8 July 2021 Nikolai Vasiliev of Sobesednik.ru in coversation with the human rights journalist Vera Vasilieva about the case of Aleksei Pichugin Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Собеседник] Aleksei…

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