Genri Reznik’s speech at the Memorial trial: In the courtroom are descendants of those who went to prison and of those who put them there

 28 December 2021 Speech by Genri Reznik at the Memorial trial on 28 December 2021 Source: Dozhd This communication (material) has been created and (or) distributed by foreign mass media…

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Lev Ponomarev: Will the private sector save Russia from foreign agents?

16 December 2021 by Lev Ponomarev, activist, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, leader of the human rights project For Human Rights Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] THIS…

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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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CSO of the Week: Memorial

Week-ending 17 December 2021 This week the legal proceedings to close down the Memorial International Society and the Memorial Human Rights Centre continued, hearings in the former case resumed on…

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Law of the Week: The ‘foreign agent’ law

Week-ending 17 December 2021 This week, as the legal proceedings to close down the International Memorial Society and the Memorial Human Rights Centre continued on the basis of alleged violations…

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Why was human rights group ‘Citizen. Army. The Law’ entered on the list of ‘foreign agents’?

4 December 2021 pictured: Sergei Krivenko, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group and director of the NGO Citizen. Army. The Law Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Дождь] The Russian…

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Moscow Helsinki Group calls on the Public Prosecutor’s Office to withdraw its lawsuit to shutdown Memorial

15 November 2021 Statement by Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group The Moscow Helsinki Group has sent an open appeal to the Prosecutor General requesting that the lawsuit to…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: Sentencing postponed in the case of Memorial

25 November 2021 by Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya gazeta columnist, member of Russia’s Presidential Council for Human Rights, and winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group, (original…

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Vladimir Ryzhkov: ‘Memorial is the most irritating organization because it reminds the Chekists of their crimes.’

24 November 2021 Vladimir Ryzhkov, a member of the Moscow City Duma, in an interview with Stanislav Koryagin Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Росбалт, 24.11.2021] According to Moscow City Duma…

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Natan Sharansky’s letter to the Russian Human Rights Ombudsman: “I was shocked to learn of the authorities’ intention to liquidate Memorial and confiscate its archives”

20 November 2021 by Natan Sharansky. Natan Sharansky is a former Soviet dissident and political prisoner who spent nine years (1977-1986) in prison in the USSR.  In 1976, he was…

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