Quote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina, director of AI’s Moscow office: “We call on the Russian authorities to immediately drop all charges against Yulia Tsvetkova.”

Week-ending 9 April 2021 “This absurdity has lasted almost a year and a half. A woman has been criminally charged with ‘producing pornography’ simply for drawing and publishing images of…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina, director of AI’s Moscow office: “We call on the Russian authorities to immediately drop all charges against Yulia Tsvetkova.”

Quote for the Week: “We urge the Russian government to use its influence on Syrian authorities to end arbitrary arrests, torture and degrading treatment in prisons, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances” – from a report by Russian human rights groups on the conflict in Syria.

Week-ending 2 April 2021 “Russian state media does not report on the victims of bombardments, nor the forced displacement of civilians resulting in part from Russia’s military actions in Syria.…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week: “We urge the Russian government to use its influence on Syrian authorities to end arbitrary arrests, torture and degrading treatment in prisons, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances” – from a report by Russian human rights groups on the conflict in Syria.

Quote for the Week. Agnès Callamard, Secretary General, Amnesty International: Aleksei Navalny “should not be detained […], he should not have been charged, and certainly not [poisoned].”

Week-ending 26 March 2021 Source: Wikipedia “What he [Aleksei Navalny] uttered in 2011 has no bearing on the fact that he should not be detained where he is, he should…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Agnès Callamard, Secretary General, Amnesty International: Aleksei Navalny “should not be detained […], he should not have been charged, and certainly not [poisoned].”

Quote for the Week. “We call on the Russian Federation’s authorities to immediately release Aleksei Navalny and all those arbitrarily arrested in connection with the peaceful protests” – Amnesty International and seven other leading human rights organisations address UN Human Rights Council

Week-ending 19 March 2021 "We call on the Russian Federation’s authorities to respect the government’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and immediately release Aleksei…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. “We call on the Russian Federation’s authorities to immediately release Aleksei Navalny and all those arbitrarily arrested in connection with the peaceful protests” – Amnesty International and seven other leading human rights organisations address UN Human Rights Council

Quote for the Week. “We call on the Russian Federation for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr Navalny and of all those unlawfully or arbitrarily detained” – statement to the UN Human Rights Council by 45 states

Week-ending 12 March 2021 "We call on the Russian Federation for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr Navalny and of all those unlawfully or arbitrarily detained, including for exercising…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. “We call on the Russian Federation for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr Navalny and of all those unlawfully or arbitrarily detained” – statement to the UN Human Rights Council by 45 states

Quote for the Week. Pavel Chikov: “Navalny is a political prisoner and a prisoner of conscience for objective reasons, as a result of political reprisals against him by a demonstrably unfair judicial process.”

Week-ending 5 March 2021 "Human rights as a concept are under attack. [...] We can agree to respect rights and freedoms and help each other do so. We can join together…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Pavel Chikov: “Navalny is a political prisoner and a prisoner of conscience for objective reasons, as a result of political reprisals against him by a demonstrably unfair judicial process.”

Quote for the Week. Veronika Lapina, Russian LGBT Network: “Russia has not fulfilled its obligations in terms of admitting independent lawyers and doctors to Salekh and Ismail.”

Week-ending 26 February 2021 “At the moment, we can assert that Russia has not fulfilled its obligations, at least in terms of admitting independent lawyers and doctors to Salekh and…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Veronika Lapina, Russian LGBT Network: “Russia has not fulfilled its obligations in terms of admitting independent lawyers and doctors to Salekh and Ismail.”

Quote for the Week. “Russian authorities are systematically using the tools of the state to arbitrarily deprive citizens of liberty and curtail the exercise of the freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly, and association” – Joint statement by Amnesty International and 84 other human rights organisations

Week-ending 12 February 2021 "We, the undersigned human rights organisations, call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to respond robustly to the recent crackdown by the Russian authorities on…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. “Russian authorities are systematically using the tools of the state to arbitrarily deprive citizens of liberty and curtail the exercise of the freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly, and association” – Joint statement by Amnesty International and 84 other human rights organisations

Quote for the Week. “There have been cases when relatives brought back to Chechnya people that we had evacuated and then these people would die or, we can say, were probably murdered” – Tim Bestsvet, spokesperson for the Russian LGBT Network, on the cases of two gay men forcibly taken from Nizhny Novgorod to Chechnya

Week-ending 5 February 2021 "They are tired and frightened. All this time they were being pressured to refuse a lawyer. There have been cases when relatives brought back to Chechnya…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. “There have been cases when relatives brought back to Chechnya people that we had evacuated and then these people would die or, we can say, were probably murdered” – Tim Bestsvet, spokesperson for the Russian LGBT Network, on the cases of two gay men forcibly taken from Nizhny Novgorod to Chechnya