Quote for the Week. Konstantin Kotov: ‘What else can [a person of conscience do] in such cases? I wanted to show solidarity.’

Week-ending 6 March 2020 Konstantin Kotov, at the appeal hearing of his conviction for repeated violation of Russia's abusive public assembly law: 'What else can [a person of conscience do]…

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Quote for the Week. Rachel Denber: ‘The Russian authorities should repeal the 2015 law and uphold international human rights standards.’

Week-ending 17 January 2020 Rachel Denber, Deputy Director, Europe and Central Asia Division: 'The only “innovation” regarding their international human rights obligations that Russian authorities should pursue is to repeal…

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Quote for the Week. Rachel Denber: ‘For Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, practicing their faith means risking their freedom’

Week-ending 10 January 2020 Rachel Denber, deputy Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch: “For Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, practicing their faith means risking their freedom. There is…

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