In five rulings, the ECtHR finds Russia violated Articles 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 and 14, and Protocols 1, 4 and 7.

Week-ending 26 November 2021 This week the European Court of Human Rights handed down five rulings in relation to Russia, finding violations of Articles 3 (prohibition of torture), 5 (liberty…

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Podcast No. 93. Simon & Sergei – on Memorial, with Viсtoria Ivleva and Yury Samodurov

Viсtoria Ivleva Yury Samodurov This week our guests on the podcast are Viсtoria Ivleva, photographer, journalist and writer, and Yury Samodurov, civic activist, social and political commentator and co-founder of…

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In three rulings this week, ECtHR finds Russia in violation of Convention articles 6, 10 and 11.

Week-ending 12 November 2021 In three rulings this week with regard to Russia, the European Court of Human Rights found violations of European Convention articles 6 (fair trial), 10 (freedom…

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This week the ECtHR handed down four judgments with regard to Russia

Week-ending 5 November 2021 This week in four rulings the European Court of Human Rights found violations of Convention Articles 2 (right to life), 3 (prohibition of torture), 6 (fair…

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In defence of Memorial. Statement by PEN-Moscow and the Free Speech Association

16 October 2021 In the photograph:  Zoya Svetova, journalist, human rights defender, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group, and signatory of the declaration Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы]…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Ilya Pershin, participant in a St. Petersburg rally in support of Aleksei Navalny, is a political prisoner

7 October 2021 Ilya Pershin was sentenced to three years in a low security penal colony on charges of using violence against a police officer at a protest rally on…

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Podcast No. 87. Simon & Sergei – with Ernest Mezak

This week our guest on the podcast is Ernest Mezak, a well-known journalist and human rights activist from the Republic of Komi in Russia. He represents victims of law enforcement…

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In three rulings this week, ECtHR finds violations of Convention articles 5, 8 and 11 and orders Russia not to expel certain individuals that would be in violation of articles 2 and 3.

Week-ending 17 September 2021 This week the European Court of Human Rights handed down three judgments in relation to Russia finding violations of Convention articles 5 (liberty and security), 8…

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Person of the Week: Artist Ilya Pershin given three-year sentence for alleged assault on a police officer at a peaceful protest in support of Navalny

Week-ending 10 September 2021 Ilya Pershin. Photo by David Frenkel / Mediazona On 6 September 2021 a court in St. Petersburg sentenced artist Ilya Pershin to three years in a…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Olga Bendas, a defendant in the ‘Palace case,’ is a political prisoner

10 August 2021 Olga Bendas has been sentenced to two years in a penal colony for assaulting a police officer by ‘striking the officer’s bulletproof jacket and helmet.’  Source: Memorial…

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