Stepan Petrov is the first indigenous rights defender to be designated as an individual ‘foreign agent’ in Russia

23 August 2021 by Dmitry Berezhkov, chief editor of Indigenous Russia Source: Indigenous Russia Blog This blog was originally published in English and is republished here by kind permission Stepan…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: 127 more Jehovah’s Witnesses are political prisoners or victims of politically motivated prosecutions

12 August 2021 Memorial Human Rights Centre has recognized an additional 36 Jehovah's Witnesses as political prisoners and a further 91 Jehovah's Witnesses as victims of politically motivated prosecutions. Source:…

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Genri Reznik: The forced self-liquidation of Team 29 is another blow to the human rights movement

19 July 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Фонтанка]  The association of lawyers, lawyers and journalists known as Team 29 no longer exists. After the organisation's website was blocked, its…

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Law of the Week: Law on ‘undesirable foreign organisations’

Week-ending 23 July 2021 The impact of the law on 'undesirable foreign organisations' has continued to be felt this week. The association of human rights lawyers and activists Team 29…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Crimean Tatar activist Emil Ziyadinov is a political prisoner

2 July 2021 Emil Ziyadinov has been remanded in custody on terrorist charges despite not being accused of any specific terrorist activity Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights…

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Law of the Week: President Putin signs into force a new law further criminalising activities of ‘undesirable’ organisations

Week-ending 2 July 2021 On 28 June 2021 President Putin signed into law a bill further criminalising participation in the activities of 'undesirable' foreign nongovernmental organisations. The bill provides for…

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Podcast No. 78. Simon & Sergei – with Vanessa Kogan

This week our guest on the podcast is Vanessa Kogan, director of the Legal Initiative Project. Over the years, the project's lawyers have provided legal assistance to thousands of people.…

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Rights in Russia Interview – with Natalya Taubina, director of Public Verdict Foundation

Mary Page talks with Natalya Taubina, director of the Public Verdict Foundation that works to combat police abuse and other human rights violations throughout the Russian Federation. A graduate of the Moscow Institute…

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“Dear friends and colleagues, we are asking you for your support!” – Moscow Helsinki Group

14 June 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group On May 12th we celebrated an important event for us - the 45th anniversary of the Moscow Helsinki Group. Over the course of…

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