Russian authorities should stop the persecution of key civil society organisation, Memorial

10 December 2021 A public statement by eleven Russian and international human rights organisations, including Rights in Russia Memorial, a cornerstone of Russian civil society, is under threat of liquidation…

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Moscow Helsinki Group calls on the Public Prosecutor’s Office to withdraw its lawsuit to shutdown Memorial

15 November 2021 Statement by Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group The Moscow Helsinki Group has sent an open appeal to the Prosecutor General requesting that the lawsuit to…

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Statement by the Congress of the Intelligentsia: “We are calling on everyone to speak out in defence of Memorial and to continue the organization’s work”

15 November 2021  Pictured is Lev Ponomarev, human-rights activist, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, and an author of the petition Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] November 11,…

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Vladimir Lukin and Natalya Solzhenitsyna: “The closure of Memorial will cause direct and very serious damage to both society and the state.”

Vladimir Lukin 16 November 2021 On the case being brought against Memorial* by the Office of the Prosecutor General Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы, 16.11.2021] Established at the…

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They are not extremists! Statement by the Yakunin Committee in Defence of Jehovah’s Witnesses

8 November 2021 Pictured: Lev Levinson, member of the Public Committee on Freedom of Conscience (The Yakunin Committee), expert at the Institute of Human Rights, head of the Library of…

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In defence of Memorial. Statement by PEN-Moscow and the Free Speech Association

16 October 2021 In the photograph:  Zoya Svetova, journalist, human rights defender, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group, and signatory of the declaration Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы]…

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Statement: Political analysts call on Ella Pamfilova not to prevent them researching the Russian elections

22 September 2021 Pictured: Elena Lukyanova, lawyer, professor at the Free University, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize and one of the signatories of the appeal Source: Moscow Helsinki…

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Statement by Human Rights Defenders: ‘Throw the old junk out of the State Duma!’

14 September 2021 Pictured left: Boris Altshuler, head of the “The Right of the Child" Regional Public Organization for the Protection of Children's Rights, a member of the Moscow Helsinki…

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Congress of the Intelligentsia: “30 years ago, freedom and democracy were defended”

21 July 2021 Picture: Valery Borshchev, co-chairman of the Moscow Helsinki Group, co-signatory of the following letter, member of the organising committee “30 years of the people’s victory over the…

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An open letter from prominent figures in the worlds of culture and science to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: “Please take up the case of Yury Dmitriev and deliver your verdict.”

Pictured:  Boris Al’tshuler, head of the children's rights NGO Right of the Child, physicist, social commentator, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, and one of the signatories of the open…

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