OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 280: Human Rights Council – propagandists instead of human rights activists

19 November 2022 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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Doxa: One of the six men held in custody in the Tyumen Affair speaks out about torture by law enforcement agents

3 November 2022 Trigger Warning: Text contains descriptions of torture and sexualised violence Source: Doxa One of the six men held in custody in connection with the Tyumen Affair, anti-fascist…

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Eva Merkacheva: Dismantling the Public Oversight Commissions – Torture’s supporters are now the public defenders

28 September 2022 by Eva Merkacheva, MK correspondent, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: MK] After facts of torture in the Saratov prison tuberculosis…

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Lev Ponomarev: On the possibility (impossibility) of investigating torture in Russia

21 January 2022 By Lev Ponomarev, human rights defender, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group [Lev Ponomarev has been included by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation in…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: On Vladimir Osechkin’s latest publication

5 January 2022 Source: Facebook For all the undoubted necessity of exposing the systematic torture in Russian prisons and penal colonies, Vladimir Osechkin's latest publication raises questions about the priorities,…

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Lev Ponomarev: “A colonel no more.” Putin’s new decree

9 December 2021 by Lev Ponomarev, human rights defender, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, head of the civil rights project For Human Rights Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: With a view of the Kremlin. The most vivid parts of the president’s meeting with the Human Rights Council were not broadcast in full. Here’s what actually happened.

10 December 2021 by Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya gazeta columnist, member of the Presidential Human Rights Council and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета]…

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Igor Kalyapin: Why is it vitally important to introduce the specific crime of torture into the Criminal Code? I answer this question at today’s Moscow Helsinki Group conference

11 December 2021 by Igor Kalyapin, head of the Committee against Torture, member of the Russian Presidential Human Rights Council, and winner of the MHG award for the protection of…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: The Prisoner’s Reply

15 December 2021 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Grani.ru The intense public reaction to torture in Russian prisons and prison camps has reverberated in the prisoner world in a somewhat unusual…

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