This week there were three rulings by the ECtHR regarding Russia, finding violations of Convention Articles 2, 6 and 8.

Week-ending 2 April 2021 This week there were three rulings by the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia finding violations of Article 2 (right to life), Article…

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ECtHR: Six rulings this week find violations of Articles 2, 5, 6, 8 and 41.

This week there were six judgments of the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia, finding violations of Article 2 (right to life), Article 5 (liberty and security),…

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ECtHR Rulings of the Week: Four rulings, two of which found violations of Article 6 (fair trial)

Week-ending 5 March 2021 This week there were four judgments by the European Court of Human Rights in relation to Russia, two of which found violations of Article 6 of…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Drugs planted on Circassian activist Kochesokov for criticising the authorities

26 February 2021 Anti-extremism police were involved in fabricating the criminal prosecution Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre, on the basis of internationally accepted guidelines, has recognised…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny sent to prison despite ECtHR ruling

Week-ending 26 February 2021 This week a Moscow court upheld Aleksei Navalny's conviction in the Yves Rocher embezzlement case on appeal but reduced the sentence by 1.5 months to 2.5…

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Lev Ponomarev: Let’s monitor our judges through the Dissernet!

12 February 2021 by Lev Ponomarev, head of the NGO For human rights and a member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] "The content…

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This week the ECtHR handed down three rulings with respect to Russia in which it found violations of Articles 2, 3, 5 and 6. The ECtHR also indicated to Russia that Aleksei Navalny should be released.

Week-ending 19 February 2021 This week the European Court of Human Rights handed down three rulings with respect to Russia in which it found violations of Articles 2 [right to…

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Legal Case of the Week: Prisoner of Conscience Anastasia Shevchenko given four-year suspended sentence

Week-ending 19 February 2021 On 18 February 2021 activist Anastasia Shevchenko was given a four-year suspended sentence for 'organising the activity of an undesirable organisation.' Amnesty International has recognised her…

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Person of the Week: Yury Dmitriev

Week-ending 19 February 2021 On 16 February St. Petersburg's Third Court of Cassation upheld on appeal the 13-year prison sentence handed down to Yury Dmitriev, Gulag historian and long-time head…

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“The searches are, of course, not carried out gently.” Marina Litvinovich on the conditions of detention at the Sakharovo special detention centre

Photo: Svetlana Vidanova / Novaya Gazeta 10 February 2021 Novaya gazeta's Lilit Sarkisian interviews Marina Litvinovich, member of the Moscow Public Oversight Commission Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета]…

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