OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 212: Who will be next after Team 29?

24 July 2021 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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Legal Case of the Week: Two members of Pussy Riot sentenced to 15 days in jail

Week-ending 25 June 2021 Pussy Riot in 2021. Photo: Wikipedia On 23 June 2021 Aleksandr Sofeev, a member of Pussy Riot, was sentenced to 15 days in jail for 'minor…

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“Russia on the road to freedom of assembly: problems and tools for change”. Roman Kiselev on studies conducted by human rights activists

Roman Kiselev 10 June 2021 by Roman Kiselev, human rights lawyer and head of legal programmes at the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group The problem of freedom of…

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ECtHR issues 16 judgments finding violations by Russia

Week-ending 18 June 2021 This week, on 15 June 2021, the European Court of Human Rights handed down 16 judgments in relation to Russia, finding violations of Articles 2 (right…

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Law of the Week: State Duma approves bill extending restrictions with regard to ‘undesirable foreign organisations’

Week-ending 11 June 2021 This week on 9 June the State Duma adopted in third reading a bill expanding the scope of legislation on 'undesirable' foreign organisations. Under the bill,…

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ECtHR issues 13 judgments with regard to Russia

Week-ending 11 June 2021 This week the European Court of Human Rights handed down 13 judgments with regard to Russia, finding violations of Convention Articles 3 (prohibition on torture), 5…

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“The peaceful character of public events must, finally, become the norm.” Appeal by constitutional experts to the federal human rights Ombudsman

Ilya Shablinsky, constitutional expert and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group 12 April 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] To the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian…

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Legal Case of the Week: Former mayor of Ekaterinburg Evgeny Roizman convicted of ‘organising an unsanctioned event’

Week-ending 14 May 2021 Evgeny Roizman. Source: Wikipedia On 11 May 2021 the former mayor of Ekaterinburg, Evgeny Roizman, was sentenced to nine days in jail for 'organising an unsanctioned…

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Olga Romanova: A very good story

16 April 2021 by Olga Romanova, head of the human rights organisation Russia Behind Bars and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: facebook.com/Ooo.Romanova] An…

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