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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New threats to Russian civil society: Human rights activists appeal to representatives of the Council of Europe

24 January 2021 Request for an urgent critical reaction within the Council of Europe to the adoption of new repressive laws in the Russian Federation that further restrict the activities…

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A Public initiative in Memory of Irina Slavina

Photo of Irina Slavina (Agora) 6 October 2020 On the day of the funeral of Nizhny Novgorod journalist Irina Slavina, Memorial, Open Russia and Public Verdict demanded a review of…

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Natalya Taubina: Powers without accountability. On amendments to the law on police proposed by the government

14 May 2020 Natalya Taubina Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: ОВД-Инфо] The government has introduced a bill to the State Duma that would amend the federal law "On the Police".…

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Podcast Simon & Sergei: Human rights in Russia week-ending 13 March 2020 with Natalya Taubina

This week Simon Cosgrove and Sergei Nikitin talk with Natalia Taubina, director of the Moscow-based Public Verdict Foundation (pictured left). Public Verdict is one of the leading human rights organisations…

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