Press releases, weekly bulletins and other publications by human rights organisations in Russia

OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 164: Are you also fed up with foul play at single person pickets?

1 August 2020 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Friday OVD-Info sends out a mailing with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive the…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: A Chechen from Kazakhstan, convicted of justifying terrorism on the basis of videos on social networks, is a political prisoner

21 July 2020 Aitakhadzhi Khalimov saved three videos containing archive footage from the first Chechen war on his VKontakte page. A court sentenced him to 3.5 years’ imprisonment on charges…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 163: Transgender people arrested, extremism, terrorism and journalists fined

25 July 2020 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Saturday OVD-Info sends out a mailing with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive the…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Leftwing politician and video blogger Nikolai Platoshkin is a political prisoner

13 July 2020 Nikolai Platoshkin has been unjustifiably charged with making preparations for riots. This charge is politically motivated and related to his opposition civic and political activities. Source: Memorial…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 162: Arrests in Moscow, the Navalny case and new freedom of assembly

18 July 2020 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Saturday OVD-Info sends out a mailing with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive the…

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