OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 281: Ever more restrictions

26 November 2022 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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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Three more of Aleksei Navalny’s supporters, charged with being members of an ‘extremist group,’ are political prisoners

13 Septmber 2022 Vadim Ostanin and Daniel Kholodny are in custody, while Rustem Muliukov is under house arrest  Source: Telegram The human rights project ‘Political Prisoners. Memorial,’ in accordance with…

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Attempt to reverse liquidation of Memorial unsuccessful [Kommersant]

9 November 2022 by Aleksei Sviridov & Maria Starikova  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Коммерсантъ] For the third time, Memorial Human Rights Centre failed in its appeal against the earlier…

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OVD-Info: UN calls on Russia to repeal laws on ‘foreign agents’, ‘fake news’, and discrediting the Army

4 November 2022 Source: OVD-Info The UN Human Rights Committee (UN HRC) has published its concluding observations on the human rights situation in Russia, in which it called for the…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’ launches new website listing political prisoners to mark Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repression

28 October 2022 Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial According to the most conservative estimates, the number of political prisoners in Russia and annexed territories has risen from 420 to 502 in…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Munirkhon Boboev, a citizen of Tajikistan convicted in Russia on charges of involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir, is a political prisoner

 25 August 2022 Munirkhon Boboev is charged with preparing the violent overthrow of the government because Hizb ut-Tahrir supporters believe that the ideal society of the future is a worldwide…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: One against the System. Vladimir Kara-Murza at the sharp end of the confrontation

11 October 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV War unleashes violence. Military personnel are allowed to kill with impunity, law enforcement officials are allowed to hand out punishments without regard…

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Sergei Parkhomenko: ‘But we’ll survive it all. We’ll live to see another day […] And Memorial will return to its home and continue its work.’

25 September - 8 October 2022 by Sergei Parkhomenko, journalist, civil society activist Source: Facebook 25 September 2022, Facebook Well, there you have it! A Last Address in France, too.…

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Speech by Oleg Orlov at OSCE conference on the human dimension

28 September 2022 Speech by Oleg Orlov at an OSCE conference in Warsaw, Poland, on the human dimension Source: Telegram Dear colleagues, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,   Thank you for…

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‘A major political farce’: Galina Arapova on what abolishing the Journalists’ and Media Workers’ Union will lead to in Russia

Director of the Mass Media Defence Centre and Moscow Helsinki Group member Galina Arapova 14 September 2022 by Valentina Rodionova Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ridus] The Moscow Municipal Court…

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