Sergei Davidis: Ten years on from Bolotnaya

7 May 2022 By Sergei Davidis Source: Facebook Lots of people go back over the past, trying to reach a view on one thing or another with the benefit of…

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Sergei Davidis on why Russian society is reluctant to condemn the threat of war – despite largely disagreeing with it

Sergei Davidis 24 January 2022 An interview with Sergei Davidis published by OpenDemocracy, republished here by kind permission Natalia Shkurenok in conversation with Sergei Davidis who heads the program for…

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Quote for the Week. Sergei Davidis: “Unfortunately, the numbers [of political prisoners] have been steadily growing every year.”

Week-ending 29 October 2021 Sergei Davidis "Unfortunately, the numbers [of political prisoners] have been steadily growing every year" - Sergei Davidis, head of the Programme for the Support of Political…

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Sergei Davidis: “Awareness that the authorities are by their nature against the people is growing”

8 May 2021 Sergei Davidis heads the programme to support political prisoners of the Memorial Human Rights Centre Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Радио Свобода, 6.05.2021] Nine years ago, more…

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Legal Case of the Week: Sergei Davidis jailed for 10 days for tweeting an announcement about a protest.

Week-ending 30 April 2021 Sergei Davidis On 27 April Moscow's Meshchansky district court jailed human rights defender Sergei Davidis for ten days on charges of 'organization or holding of a…

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‘For the Benefit of the Authorities.’ Sergei Davidis of Memorial Human Rights Centre on the prosecution of historian Yury Dmitriev

Pictured: Sergei Davidis 7 July 2020 Igor Sevriugin talks withi Sergei Davidis about the prosecution of Yury Dmitriev Source: Nastoyashchee vremya At the trial at the Petrozavodsk City Court, the…

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Sergei Davidis: Demands to repeal Article 354.1 of the Criminal Code and stop the practice of arbitrary criminal prosecution must be supported, regardless of whether we like or do not like its victims

16 May 2020 By Sergei Davidis Source: Facebook The Investigative Committee has announced the first criminal cases and arrests of suspects in connection with the photographs of Hitler and Himmler…

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Lev Ponomarev: Information on the epidemiological situation in penitentiary facilities should be made public

18 April 2020 Lev Ponomarev, head of For Human Rights, a human rights NGO, and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы, 18.04.2020] We…

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Podcast Simon & Sergei: Rights in Russia week-ending 24 April 2020 with Sergei Davidis

This week Simon Cosgrove and Sergei Nikitin talk with Sergei Davidis (pictured left), member of the board of Memorial Human Rights Centre and director of the Centre's programme on political…

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Valery Borshchev et al: Open Letter on the necessity of an amnesty and the release of people in custody in connection with the emergency

6 April 2020 Pictured (left): Valery Borshchev, co-chair of Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source:  Ekho Moskvy] OPEN LETTER The pandemic has posed a serious threat to…

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