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

OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 155: Long live the Moscow summer, or the epidemic and the police.

30 May 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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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin 154: Psychiatric hospital, pressure on medics and Jehovah’s Witnesses

23 May 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: Two Sevastopol residents convicted of preparing acts of sabotage on behalf of Ukraine are political prisoners

19 May 2020 Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre (also in English) The charges against Aleksei Bessarabov and Vladimir Dudka have been fabricated, their confessions obtained through torture with electric shocks…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 153: Fines for congratulations, a ban on standing in elections, and new rights for the police. That was the week.

15 May 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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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 152: New defendants, new searches and the Communists of Russia

9 May 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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Team 29: 🐠 For the fifth time, the old man cast his net …and addressed the Russian people

2 May 2020 Hi. It’s Tanya Torocheshnikova.  This week, Putin made his usual address to the people.  This time, the Pechenegs and Polovtsy didn’t show up to help.  We did…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 151: Journalists under threat, a footballer’s punishment and a hernia

2 May 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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