Leonid Niktinsky: Chuichenko and the gay community – on the tragic and comical nature of the suit filed by the Ministry of Justice with the Supreme Court

18 November 2023 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta The initiative of the Ministry of Justice, which filed an administrative suit with the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to…

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The Unpunished. Aleksandr Podrabinek on a justice system of thugs

17 November 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda St Petersburg judge Oksana Demyasheva sentenced artist Sasha Skochilenko to seven years behind bars for anti-war writing on supermarket price tags. …

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Leonid Nikitinsky: “Dura lex…” and distance glasses – On what repeat criminal cases against people who have already been convicted on political grounds mean

11 November 2023 by Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya gazeta correspondent Source: Novaya gazeta Here, we, too, are going to repeat ourselves, but the “law enforcement organs” are continuing to tighten the…

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Crushing the defence: Ilya Shablinsky on how the jailing of Aleksei Navalny’s lawyers can be likened to the repressions under Stalin and the Third Reich

19 October 2023 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: spektr.press  This is something we truly haven't witnessed since the early days of the Soviet Union. Three lawyers - who were defending a…

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Anna Stavitskaya: Since I am sure of Rauf’s innocence – the evidence supports this – I’ll continue to fight for him

28 December 2023 by Anna Stavitskaya, lawyer, MHG Prize laureate Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] Yesterday something terrible happened – my client Rauf Arashukov was sentenced by the…

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Simon Cosgrove: A look back at the past week in Russia [week-ending 22 April 2022]

24 April 2022 By Simon Cosgrove Simon is chair of Rights in Russia but writes these comments in a personal capacity and they may not necessarily represent the views of the…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: An Orwellian Trajectory. What the jailing of Vladimir Kara-Murza means

13 April 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV Once a political decision is taken to jail someone in our country, our national justice system has no hang-ups about it: it…

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On the undermining of the foundations of law in Russia. Statement by Human Rights Defenders and Members of the Congress of the Intelligentsia

22 May 2021 Pictured left: Ilya Shablinsky, a legal expert, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group and one of the signatories of the statement  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы]  On 4…

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