Quote for the Week: ‘Amnesty International will continue demanding Alekei Navalny’s immediate and unconditional release and justice for him and other victims of politically motivated persecutions in Russia’ – Amnesty International

Week-ending 23 July 2021 'Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny’s life is no longer at immediate risk as he started receiving the medical care he required on 23 April. Russian authorities…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week: ‘Amnesty International will continue demanding Alekei Navalny’s immediate and unconditional release and justice for him and other victims of politically motivated persecutions in Russia’ – Amnesty International

Quote for the Week: “Amnesty International is calling on the Russian authorities to stop criminal prosecution of Ernest Mezak as it is unfounded” – Amnesty International

Week-ending 16 July 2021 'Amnesty International is deeply concerned about the criminal prosecution of Ernest Mezak, a prominent human rights defender from Syktyvkar, Republic of Komi. On 25 June, investigators…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week: “Amnesty International is calling on the Russian authorities to stop criminal prosecution of Ernest Mezak as it is unfounded” – Amnesty International

Quote for the Week. “The Russian authorities have constructed a legal landscape that is inconsistent with international standards” – Amnesty International, FIDH, HRHF and HRW

Week-ending 9 July 2021 "In recent years and particularly in recent months, the Russian authorities have constructed a legal landscapethat is inconsistent with international standards, including the ICCPR and the…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. “The Russian authorities have constructed a legal landscape that is inconsistent with international standards” – Amnesty International, FIDH, HRHF and HRW

Quote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina of Amnesty International on the raids against homes of Proekt Media journalists: “This is another brazen attack on independent media and freedom of expression in Russia.”

Week-ending 2 July 2021 Photo: Facebook “The Russian authorities respond to reports of top-level corruption with impressive severity and lightning speed – except that they persecute those who expose it.…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina of Amnesty International on the raids against homes of Proekt Media journalists: “This is another brazen attack on independent media and freedom of expression in Russia.”

Quote for the Week. Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: “I am dismayed by recent measures that further undermine people’s right to express critical views, and their ability to take part in the parliamentary elections scheduled in September.”

Week-ending 25 June 2021 "In the Russian Federation, I am dismayed by recent measures that further undermine people's right to express critical views, and their ability to take part in the…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: “I am dismayed by recent measures that further undermine people’s right to express critical views, and their ability to take part in the parliamentary elections scheduled in September.”

Quote for the Week. Pavel Chikov: “Cases that we won back in the day seem absolutely impossible now. Sometimes it feels like we live in a different country.”

Week-ending 18 June 2021 “It’s been a busy few days...months. [...] In almost all the big cases you read, our team is somehow involved. [...] Cases that we won back…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. Pavel Chikov: “Cases that we won back in the day seem absolutely impossible now. Sometimes it feels like we live in a different country.”

Quote for the Week: “The Committee of Ministers of the 47-nation Council of Europe has expressed grave concern that Aleksey Navalnyy remains in detention and his conviction in the ‘Yves Rocher’ case still stands.”

Week-ending 11 June 2021 The Committee of Ministers of the 47-nation Council of Europe has expressed grave concern that Aleksey Navalnyy remains in detention and his conviction in the “Yves…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week: “The Committee of Ministers of the 47-nation Council of Europe has expressed grave concern that Aleksey Navalnyy remains in detention and his conviction in the ‘Yves Rocher’ case still stands.”

Quote for the Week. Aleksei Navalny: “I just want them to stop coming to me and waking me up at night.”

Week-ending 4 June 2021 “I just want them to stop coming to me and waking me up at night. What did I do? Did I climb the fence? Did I…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. Aleksei Navalny: “I just want them to stop coming to me and waking me up at night.”

Quote for the Week: “The decision to keep Emir-Usein Kuku behind bars demonstrates the Russian state’s disdain for the rule of law and its international human rights obligations” – Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International

Week-ending 28 May 2021 Photo of Emir-Usein Kuku by Эртугрул Гази - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikipedia “The decision to keep Emir-Usein Kuku behind bars demonstrates the Russian…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week: “The decision to keep Emir-Usein Kuku behind bars demonstrates the Russian state’s disdain for the rule of law and its international human rights obligations” – Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International

Quote for the Week. “On the 100th anniversary of Andrey Sakharov’s birth, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee will present the 2021 Sakharov Freedom Award to historian and dissident Yury Dmitriev” – Norwegian Helsinki Committee

Week-ending 21 May 2021 "On the 100th anniversary of Andrey Sakharov’s birth, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee will present the 2021 Sakharov Freedom Award to historian and dissident Yury Dmitriev. Yury…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. “On the 100th anniversary of Andrey Sakharov’s birth, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee will present the 2021 Sakharov Freedom Award to historian and dissident Yury Dmitriev” – Norwegian Helsinki Committee