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

Quote for the Week. “The Observatory condemns the judicial harassment against Ivan Pavlov as it seems to be only aimed at punishing him for his legitimate human rights activities” – The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

Week-ending 14 May 2021 "The Observatory recalls that Ivan Pavlov had already been the target of judicial harassment by the authorities and the FSB because of his work as a…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. “The Observatory condemns the judicial harassment against Ivan Pavlov as it seems to be only aimed at punishing him for his legitimate human rights activities” – The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

Quote for the Week. “Amnesty International has decided to re-designate Alexei Navalny as a ‘Prisoner of Conscience’.” – Amnesty International

Week-ending 7 May 2021 "Following careful evaluation Amnesty International has decided to re-designate Alexei Navalny as a 'Prisoner of Conscience'. [...] Alexei Navalny has not been imprisoned for any recognizable crime, but…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. “Amnesty International has decided to re-designate Alexei Navalny as a ‘Prisoner of Conscience’.” – Amnesty International

Quote for the Week. Damelya Aitkhozhina, a researcher with Human Rights Watch: “April was a terrible month for freedom of expression in Russia.”

Week-ending 30 April 2021 'April was a terrible month for freedom of expression in Russia. [...] The grip keeps tightening on independent journalists and free expression in Russia. Russian authorities…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. Damelya Aitkhozhina, a researcher with Human Rights Watch: “April was a terrible month for freedom of expression in Russia.”

Quote for the Week. “We believe Mr. Navalny’s life is in serious danger” – UN Special Rapporteurs

Week-ending 23 April 2021 “We believe Mr. Navalny’s life is in serious danger. He has been incarcerated under harsh conditions in a high security penal colony and denied access to…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. “We believe Mr. Navalny’s life is in serious danger” – UN Special Rapporteurs

Quote for the Week. ‘French authorities outrageously proceeded with Gadaev’s expulsion despite the decision by the national asylum court prohibiting his expulsion if it meant his return to Russia due to substantiated fears for his life and safety’ – from a statement by 12 human rights organisations

Week-ending 16 April 2021 'Chechen police abducted Magomed Gadaev, an asylum seeker from Chechnya, in the Russian Federation, and a key witness in a high-profile torture investigation against Chechnya’s authorities, two days after…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. ‘French authorities outrageously proceeded with Gadaev’s expulsion despite the decision by the national asylum court prohibiting his expulsion if it meant his return to Russia due to substantiated fears for his life and safety’ – from a statement by 12 human rights organisations

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 ReadingQuote 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.”