Leonid Nikitinsky: The machine of totalitarianism only looks indestructible [Novaya gazeta]

13 May 2024 by Leonid Nikitinsky Analysis of the recently adopted law depriving ‘foreign agents’ of the right to stand in elections from the point of view of the 'machine…

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Let them stay in jail. Leonid Nikitinsky: Chanysheva, Orlov, Kagarlitsky – on what the practice of reviewing sentences in political cases with a view to harsher punishment means

4 March 2024 By Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta On 4 March, three days after Aleksei Navalny’s funeral, based on a complaint from the Bashkortostan Prosecutor’s Office at what they…

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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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