Lev Ponomarev on the FSB and the Network case: “The evil that holds the country by the throat”

15 November 2020 By Lev Ponomarev, chair of the national NGO For Human Rights and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] The “Network”…

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ECtHR Ruling of the Week: Court communicates application made in the interests of Salman Tepsurkaev; Marina Litvinenko files application for compensation over murder of her husband Aleksandr

Week-ending 20 November 2020 This week the European Court of Human Rights communicated an application filed by the Committee Against Torture, an NGO based in Nizhny Novgorod, in the interests…

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European Court of Human Rights Ruling of the Week: Navalnyy and Gunko v. Russia

Week-ending 13 November 2020 This week there were two rulings of the European Court of Human Rights in relation to Russia, finding violations of Articles 3, 5, 6, 11 in…

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Person of the Week: Sultan Israilov, whose relatives have been awarded compensation by a court for his death by torture in prison in 2015

Week-ending 13 November 2020 21 December 2015: prison officers at Chelyabinsk Prison Colony No 2 take Sultan Israilov to a punishment cell. Source: OpenDemoracy [via ADV-TV]. On 10 November 2020,…

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Remember the Date: Sergei Magnitsky died in pre-trial detention in Moscow on 16 November 2009

Photo: Wikipedia On 16 November 2009 Sergei Leonidovich Magnitsky (8 April 1972 – 16 November 2009) died in pre-trial detention in Moscow. He was arrested in 2008 and died after eleven…

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Natalia Taubina: “If you take on the job, you take the responsibility.” Impressions from three days at the trial for torture in Yaroslavl prison colony No.1

22 October 2020 By Natalia Taubina, director of the Public Verdict Foundation, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы]  The closing arguments have…

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ECtHR Ruling of the Week: Application of Interim Measures in the case of Salman Tepsurkaev

Week-ending 30 October 2020 There have been no new judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in relation to Russia this week. However, there have been fresh developments in…

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