Life without Justice – Pavel Chikov and Ivan Pavlov on the case of Aleksei Navalny

Pavel Chikov, head of Agora International human rights group Evgeniya Albats, chief editor of The New Times Ivan Pavlov, lawyer, head of Team 29 5 April 2021 An extract from…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny ‘ill-treated and denied adequate medical assistance’ in prison.

Week-ending 9 April 2021 This week Aleksei Navalny was moved to a sick ward in the penal colony where he is imprisoned suffering from symptoms of a respiratory illness (cough…

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Ilya Shablinsky: Torture by Sleep Deprivation

29 March 2021 By Ilya Shablinsky, legal expert and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group:  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы]  Aleksei Navalny has stated that he has…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny goes on hunger strike

Week-ending 2 April 2021 This week Aleksei Navalny went on hunger strike after he complained of poor health and a refusal to provide him with appropriate medical treatment in penal…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Muso Dzhalolov, a Tajik national convicted on charges of involvement in the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami, is a political prisoner

26 March 2021 In October 2020 Muso Dzhalolov, who lived in St Petersburg, was sentenced to 10 years in a strict regime penal colony for involvement in a terrorist organisation. …

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Quote for the Week. “We call on the Russian Federation’s authorities to immediately release Aleksei Navalny and all those arbitrarily arrested in connection with the peaceful protests” – Amnesty International and seven other leading human rights organisations address UN Human Rights Council

Week-ending 19 March 2021 "We call on the Russian Federation’s authorities to respect the government’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and immediately release Aleksei…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny, now at Penal Colony No. 2 in Pokrov, Vladimir region

Week-ending 19 March 2021 On 15 March 2021 it became known that Aleksei Navalny had been moved to Penal Colony No. 2 in Pokrov, Vladimir region. The Russian authorities continued…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Novosibirsk activist Yana Drobnokhod is a political prisoner

9 March 2021 Yana Drobnokhod is being held on remand charged under the so-called ‘Dadin’ article of the Russian Criminal Code with taking part in peaceful protests in support of…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Krasnoyarsk resident who mistakenly pepper-sprayed FSB officers is a political prisoner

9 March 2021 Artem Zagrebelny was sentenced to five years in prison for violence against law enforcement officers who attacked him in the lift of the apartment building where he…

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Vera Vasilieva: Aims and Methods. On the Atmosphere of Hatred

17 February 2021 by Vera Vasilyeva, independent journalist, host of Freedom and Memorial, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Liberty] In the week…

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