Karinna Moskalenko: “Sometimes justice and the legal system don’t coincide, sometimes they do.”

13 April 2021 A. Petrovskaya of Ekho Moskvy in conversation with lawyer and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Karinna Moskalenko An extract from 'Милосердие и закон. Справедливость и правосудие.…

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“Navalny is on hunger strike for a prisoner’s legal right to a doctor from outside” An open letter to Patriarch Kirill by Zoya Svetova and others

14 April 2021 The photo (left) shows Zoya Svetova, journalist, human rights activist, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Zoya Svetova, Facebook] This…

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Vera Vasilieva: The system’s philosophy. On ‘flight risks.’

13 April 2021 by Vera Vasilieva, an independent journalist, host of Radio Svoboda’s “Freedom and Memorial,” and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize for Human Rights Source: Moscow Helsinki…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny’s health deteriorates; Moscow prosecutors seek to designate Anti-Corruption Foundation as ‘extremist’

Week-ending 16 April 2021 This week Yulia Navalnaya said she was growing more concerned about the health of her husband Aleksei Navalny, who is on hunger strike, after visiting him…

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Andrei Makarevich on a charity event in support of political prisoners: “There is no justice left at all. All you can do is help people who are in trouble.”

9 April 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Дождь] In Moscow the “For Your Freedom and Ours” charity evening, an online event organised by the Sakharov Centre, is being held…

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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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When torture becomes “everyday work”: Olga Romanova on what’s going on in the prison colonies of Vladimir region and across Russia

25 March 2021 Current Time interviews Olga Romanova, director of the human rights organisation Russia Behind Bars and recipient of the Moscow-Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Current…

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Open letter in Navalny’s defence: ‘Stop the grave psychological and physical torture’

25 March 2021 More than 150 journalists, directors, lawyers, human rights activists, scholars, and public figures have signed an open letter to FSIN [Federal Penitentiary Service] Director Aleksandr Kalashnikov, General…

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