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

Memorial Human Rights Centre: Vadim Bektemirov, a religious leader from Simferopol accused of involvement in the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir, is a political prisoner

9 June 2021 Vadim Bektemirov has been charged with membership of a cell of Hizb ut-Tahrir and the recruitment of new members Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Statement on the designation of civil society associations linked to Aleksei Navalny as extremist

11 June 2021 Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Late on the evening of 9 June Judge Vyacheslav Polyga sitting in Moscow City Court designated…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 206: Extremism, looking to the past and the future.

12 June 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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Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre: The ‘Window on Europe’ is closing

3 June 2021 Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre At the end of May 2021 there were two landmark events regarding application of the legislation…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Aleksandr Shestun, former head of Serpukhov district in Moscow Region, is a political prisoner

21 May 2021 Aleksandr Shestun has been sentenced to 15 years in a strict-regime penal colony on charges of large-scale fraud, money laundering, illegal business activity and receiving bribes Source:…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 204: Not every police officer goes unpunished

29 May 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: Four residents of Crimea, charged with involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir, are political prisoners

20 May 2021 The four residents of Crimea have been remanded in custody under articles of the Russian Criminal Code that deal with terrorism, although none of the four were…

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