Boris Vishnevsky: Police are conducting politically motivated monitoring of citizens who have committed no crimes

13 March 2021 by Boris Vishnevsky, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [Новая газета] On 20 January,…

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Alla Frolova on how OVD-Info’s lawyers work: “We are not a country of law, but of orders handed down from above.”

5 March 2021 Elena Kriven, a journalist with Lawyer's Street (Advokatskaya Ulitsa) spoke with Alla Frolova, coordinator of legal assistance at OVD-Info and recipient of the Moscow-Helsinki Group prize, about…

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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…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Novosibirsk activist Yana Drobnokhod is a political prisoner

9 March 2021 Yana Drobnokhod is being held on remand charged under the so-called ‘Dadin’ article of the Russian Criminal Code with taking part in peaceful protests in support of…

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Vera Vasilieva: Aims and Methods. On the Atmosphere of Hatred

17 February 2021 by Vera Vasilyeva, independent journalist, host of Freedom and Memorial, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Liberty] In the week…

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Podcast No. 61: Simon & Sergei – with Danil Beglets

This week our guest on the podcast is Danil Beglets. Danil Beglets is the first defendant in the 'Moscow case' convicted to a real sentence to have been released on…

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Law of the Week: New laws impose higher fines on proteters, ‘foreign agents’ and social media companies.

Week-ending 26 February 2021 On 24 February 2021 President Putin signed into force laws that increase fines imposed on protesters found guilty of disobeying police officers, on persons and organisations…

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Alla Frolova: “They are afraid.” The descent towards a police state

Alla Frolova 12 February 2021 Valentin Baryshnikov in conversation with Alla Frolova, coordinator of legal assistance for the human rights project OVD-Info, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source:…

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“The searches are, of course, not carried out gently.” Marina Litvinovich on the conditions of detention at the Sakharovo special detention centre

Photo: Svetlana Vidanova / Novaya Gazeta 10 February 2021 Novaya gazeta's Lilit Sarkisian interviews Marina Litvinovich, member of the Moscow Public Oversight Commission Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета]…

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Aleksandr Verkhovsky: “I hope they understand that you can’t just tighten the screws.”

7 February 2021 Kommersant's Olga Allenova interviews Aleksandr Verkhovsky, director of the Sova Centre Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Коммерсантъ] What will the winter protests and the police crackdown lead…

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