Quote for the Week. Veronika Lapina, Russian LGBT Network: “Russia has not fulfilled its obligations in terms of admitting independent lawyers and doctors to Salekh and Ismail.”

Week-ending 26 February 2021 “At the moment, we can assert that Russia has not fulfilled its obligations, at least in terms of admitting independent lawyers and doctors to Salekh and…

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Legal Case of the Week: Two gay men abducted in Nizhny Novgorod the subject of ‘terrorism investigation’ in Chechnya.

Week-ending 12 February 2021 On 6 February 2021 the Russian LGBT Network reported that two gay men abducted in Nizhny Novgorod had been brought to Gudermes in Chechnya by FSB…

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Quote for the Week. “There have been cases when relatives brought back to Chechnya people that we had evacuated and then these people would die or, we can say, were probably murdered” – Tim Bestsvet, spokesperson for the Russian LGBT Network, on the cases of two gay men forcibly taken from Nizhny Novgorod to Chechnya

Week-ending 5 February 2021 "They are tired and frightened. All this time they were being pressured to refuse a lawyer. There have been cases when relatives brought back to Chechnya…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. “There have been cases when relatives brought back to Chechnya people that we had evacuated and then these people would die or, we can say, were probably murdered” – Tim Bestsvet, spokesperson for the Russian LGBT Network, on the cases of two gay men forcibly taken from Nizhny Novgorod to Chechnya

ECtHR rulings of the week: three judgments finding violations of Articles 2, 5 and 8; and a ruling finding Ukraine’s application against Russia admissible in part.

Week-ending 15 January 2021 This week the European Court of Human Rights published three judgments concerning Russia, establishing violations of Articles 2 (right to life), 5 (right to liberty and…

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ECtHR Rulings of the Week: Eight judgments finding violations of Articles 3, 5, 6, 8 11 and 14.

Week-ending 4 December 2020 This week there were eight judgments of the European Court of Human Rights regarding Russia finding violations of Article 3 (torture), Article 5 § 1 (liberty…

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CSO of the Week: Side by Side LGBT Film Festival

Week-ending 13 November 2020 On Thursday, 12 November 2020, police and staff of the Rospotrebnadzor, the government consumer watchdog, attended the opening of the annual LGBT film festival run by…

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