Quote for the Week. Timur Ibraginov: “I have become a victim of repression merely because I practised my religion.”

Week-ending 25 September 2020 Photo: Krymskaya solidarnost "I am no terrorist or invader, I did not force my way into a foreign land and did not stage a pseudo-referendum. I…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Timur Ibraginov: “I have become a victim of repression merely because I practised my religion.”

Quote for the Week. Anton Belyaev: “Among my friends, I count more than a few people with LGBT pride, and many of these people have influenced my life.”

Week-ending 18 September 2020 Source: Wikipedia “Among my friends, I count more than a few people with LGBT pride, and many of these people have influenced my life. Some have…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Anton Belyaev: “Among my friends, I count more than a few people with LGBT pride, and many of these people have influenced my life.”

Quote for the Week. Michelle Bachelet Jeria, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: “It is incumbent on the Russian authorities to fully investigate who was responsible for this crime – a very serious crime that was committed on Russian soil.”

Week-ending 11 September 2020 Michelle Bachelet Jeria, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights "The number of cases of poisoning, or other forms of targeted assassination, of current or former Russian…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Michelle Bachelet Jeria, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: “It is incumbent on the Russian authorities to fully investigate who was responsible for this crime – a very serious crime that was committed on Russian soil.”

Quote for the Week. Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia: “The Russian authorities must immediately open an investigation into the apparent use of a banned chemical weapon to poison an opposition leader. Failure to do so will heighten suspicions that top-level Russian officials were involved in this crime or its cover-up.”

Week-ending 4 September 2020 “The Russian authorities must immediately open an investigation into the apparent use of a banned chemical weapon to poison an opposition leader. Failure to do so…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia: “The Russian authorities must immediately open an investigation into the apparent use of a banned chemical weapon to poison an opposition leader. Failure to do so will heighten suspicions that top-level Russian officials were involved in this crime or its cover-up.”

Quote for the Week. Ekkehard Maas: ‘Unfortunately, this often happens […], Chechens seeking asylum are extradited to Russia, and there they are killed.’

Week-ending 28 August 2020 Source: German-Caucasian Friendship Societey ‘Despite numerous appeals to the courts, the prosecutor's office and the department of the Federal Chancellor about the danger threatening him in…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Ekkehard Maas: ‘Unfortunately, this often happens […], Chechens seeking asylum are extradited to Russia, and there they are killed.’

Quote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International: “Given the grave allegations that have been suggested as the cause of Aleksei Navalny’s illness, there must be a prompt and independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding his hospitalization.”

Week-ending 21 August 2020 Natalia Zvyagina "Given the grave allegations that have been suggested as the cause of Aleksei Navalny’s illness, there must be a prompt and independent investigation into…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International: “Given the grave allegations that have been suggested as the cause of Aleksei Navalny’s illness, there must be a prompt and independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding his hospitalization.”

Quote for the Week. Graeme Reid, LGBT rights director at Human Rights Watch: “The proposed amendments to the family code are intentionally regressive and harmful.”

Week-ending 7 August 2020 Graeme Reid, LGBT rights director at Human Rights Watch Graeme Reid, LGBT rights director at Human Rights Watch: “The proposed amendments to the family code are…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Graeme Reid, LGBT rights director at Human Rights Watch: “The proposed amendments to the family code are intentionally regressive and harmful.”

Quote for the Week. Olga Sadovskaya: “Article 79 of the Constitution [as amended] creates a huge field for indiscriminate law enforcement at the national level.”

Olga Sadovskaya: "As a result of the plebiscite, Article 79 of the Constitution was amended to exclude the implementation of decisions of interstate bodies adopted on the basis of the…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Olga Sadovskaya: “Article 79 of the Constitution [as amended] creates a huge field for indiscriminate law enforcement at the national level.”

Quote for the Week. Dunja Mijatović: “The existing legal framework unduly restricts the work of civil society organisations in the country”

Week-ending 24 July 2020 Dunja Mijatović: "The existing legal framework unduly restricts the work of civil society organisations in the country and interferes with the rights to freedom of association…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Dunja Mijatović: “The existing legal framework unduly restricts the work of civil society organisations in the country”