Boris Vishnevsky: They will be fine without rallies and rights. State Duma to consider a new bill restoring Soviet ‘freedom of assembly’  

12 June 2022  By Boris Vishnevsky, politician, political commentator, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, member of the Yabloko party, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group  Prize in…

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Sergei Davidis: Ten years on from Bolotnaya

7 May 2022 By Sergei Davidis Source: Facebook Lots of people go back over the past, trying to reach a view on one thing or another with the benefit of…

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Podcast No. 105. Simon & Sergei – with Andrei Kalikh

Our guest on the podcast this week is Andrei Kalikh, a human rights researcher, journalist, and activist with a special interest in the issue of corruption. In the past, Andrei…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Evgeny Esenov, a participant in a rally in support of Aleksei Navalny, is a political prisoner 

17 March 2022 Evgeny Esenov has been sentenced to four years in prison for striking the helmet of a riot police officer Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Konstantin Lakeev, convicted of kicking an FSB car, is a political prisoner

28 January 2022 Konstantin Lakeev, 18, has been sentenced to almost three years in prison for kicking an FSB car three times at a rally in support of Navalny in…

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Freedom of Communication: Russian NGOs present a report on right of assembly to the Council of Europe [Kommersant]

24 January 2022 by Maria Starikova Source: Kommersant Kommersant has learned that a coalition of 11 Russian NGOs has addressed the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CMCE)…

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Podcast No. 97. Simon & Sergei – with Konstantin Kotov

Photo by Natalya Demina (Наталья Дёмина) This week our guest on the podcast is Konstantin Aleksandrovich Kotov, a Russian computer programmer and civil society activist. In 2019 Konstantin Kotov was…

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Person of the Week: Oleg Kashintsev, Red Square pro-Navalny protester

Week-ending 24 December 2021  On 19 December 2021 Oleg Kashintsev, a retired Moscow police officer, was arrested after holding a single-person protest in Red Square to demand the release of…

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ECtHR hands down eleven rulings with regard to Russia finding violations of nine Convention articles, including ‘Tunikova and Others v. Russia’ on domestic violence

Week-ending 17 December 2021 This week the European Court of Human Rights handed down eleven rulings with regard to Russia finding violations of Convention Articles 2 (right to life), 3…

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Legal Case of the Week: Seven Ingush protest leaders sentenced to long terms of imprisonment on ‘baseless’ charges

Week-ending 17 December 2021 On 15 December 2021 a court in Yessentuki sentenced seven Ingush protest leaders to terms of imprisonment of between seven and a half and nine years.…

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