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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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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Legal Case of the Week: Concerns that Ukrainian journalist Vladislav Yesypenko has been tortured after his ‘confession’ on television in Crimea.

Week-ending 26 March 2021 Credit : screenshot from the interview of Krym24 via Reporters without Borders On 18 March 2021 a TV-channel in Russia-controlled Crimea broadcast what it calls an…

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Podcast No. 63: Simon & Sergei – with Irina Biriukova

This week our guest on the podcast is Irina Biriukova, a lawyer at the Public Verdict Foundation. The issues we discuss with Irina include: getting started as a lawyer in…

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Lev Ponomarev: The penal colony strikes back

20 February 2021 by Lev Ponomarev, head of the national non-governmental organization For Human Rights and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] "THIS…

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ECtHR ruling of the Week: In Belskiy and Others v. Russia, the ECtHR found violations of Article 3, Article 5 and Article 13

Week-ending 26 February 2021 This week there was one ruling handed down by the European Court of Human Rights regarding Russia. In Belskiy and Others v. Russia, the Court found…

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CSO of the Week: Public Verdict Foundation exposes torture in Yaroslavl penal colony.

Week-ending 26 February 2021 This week Novaya gazeta publicised a video obtained by the Public Verdict Foundation, a leading Russian human rights organisation, showing prisoners being tortured in Penal Colony…

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This week the ECtHR handed down three rulings with respect to Russia in which it found violations of Articles 2, 3, 5 and 6. The ECtHR also indicated to Russia that Aleksei Navalny should be released.

Week-ending 19 February 2021 This week the European Court of Human Rights handed down three rulings with respect to Russia in which it found violations of Articles 2 [right to…

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