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

OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 220: Against the ‘foreign agent’ law

18 September 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. 219: In one country between the FSB and Kadyrov’s men

11 September 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. 218: Don’t joke like that with Russia.

4 September 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: Yury Zhdanov, father of the director of the Anti-Corruption Foundation* Ivan Zhdanov, is a political prisoner

30 August 2021 Senior citizen Yury Zhdanov has been held on remand for almost six months. The former civil servant is accused of assisting a person on the housing waiting…

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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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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Olga Bendas, a defendant in the ‘Palace case,’ is a political prisoner

10 August 2021 Olga Bendas has been sentenced to two years in a penal colony for assaulting a police officer by ‘striking the officer’s bulletproof jacket and helmet.’  Source: Memorial…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Aleksandr Federyakov, a defendant in the ‘Palace’ case, is a political prisoner

2 August 2021 Federyakov has been held on remand for more than four months. Investigators assert he fired pepper spray at a riot police officer during the protests on 23…

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OVD-Weekly Bulletin No. 213: When they came for the journalists and National Bolsheviks

1 August 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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Moscow PEN Centre and the Free Speech Association: Statement on the attack on free speech and the erosion of the foundations of the journalistic profession

17 July 2021 Source: Facebook Statement by the Moscow PEN Centre and the Free Speech Association The attack on free speech and the erosion of the foundations of the journalistic…

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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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