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

OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 234: There’s no Chekist’s Day without a criminal prosecution!

25 December 2021 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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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Navalny supporter assaulted at a St. Petersburg protest is a political prisoner

6 December 2021 Eldar Garipov allegedly scratched the leg of a riot policeman, at the same time smashing his own head against a rubber baton  Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: The prosecution of Nizhny Novgorod opposition activists Natalia Rezontova and Roman Tregubov is unlawful and politically motivated

2 December 2021 The activists are being prosecuted for violating ‘sanitation’ rules in their local area after they called for people to join a demonstration in support of Aleksei Navalny…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Ufa opposition activist Liliya Chanysheva is a political prisoner

3 December 2021 Along with Navalny and his associates, Chanysheva is charged with creating an ‘extremist group.’ We believe their prosecution is intended to completely destroy the extra-parliamentary opposition in…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 233: There’s no such thing as an ‘ex’ police officer!

18 December 2021 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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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 232: Damage to FSB property, QR codes and Jehovah’s Witnesses

12 December 2021 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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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Kemerovo bloggers and activists Maksim Lavrentiev and Sergei Kamensky are political prisoners

22 November 2021 We believe the activists are being prosecuted for their strong criticism of the authorities  Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre, in accordance with international…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: The prosecution of Chelyabinsk anarchists Dmitry Tsibukovsky and Anastasia Safonova is unlawful and politically motivated

29 November 2021 The activists were initially sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the case of a banner with the words ‘The FSB is the main terrorist.’ The conviction was…

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