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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Ilya Shablinsky: “Our law enforcement structures […] no longer feel bound by any restrictions, or even the Constitution.” [Nezavisimaya gazeta]

12 May 2022 by Ekaterina Trifonova, 'Stamped “official use only,” Constitution and laws change: The Russian citizen has been transformed from a subject of the law to an object of…

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“Опять двадцать пять!” Bill Bowring asks Liubov Volkova 25 questions

Professor Bill Bowring’s guest this week on “25 Questions” is Liubov Volkova. Liubov Volkova is a member of the Moscow Public Oversight Commission and president of the Social Partnership Foundation.…

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Zoya Svetova: “This is an absolute desecration and mockery of public monitoring”

25 May 2021 Pictured: Zoya Svetova, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize. Photo by Svetlana Vidanova / Novaya gazeta Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Echo of Moscow, 05/25/2021]…

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Valery Borshchev: Nowadays society is becoming more and more concerned about the situation inside prisons.

11 March 2021 an interview with Valery Borshchev, co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Радио Свобода] Moscow’s Public Oversight Commission (POC) for the defence of…

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Vera Vasilieva: Prison and dignity. On the case of Marina Litvinovich.

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

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Leonid Nikitinsky: The explusion of Litvinovich from the remand centres

6 March 2021 by Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya Gazeta correspondent, member of the Presidential Council on Human Rights and Civil Society (HRC), laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize for Human…

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Pavel Chikov: On the retribution against Marina Litvinovich and the final collapse of the institution of public monitoring of prisons

10 March 2021 by Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora International Human Rights Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: t.me/pchikov] In 2008, public oversight commissions [POCs] began to appear in…

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