Open letter in Navalny’s defence: ‘Stop the grave psychological and physical torture’

25 March 2021 More than 150 journalists, directors, lawyers, human rights activists, scholars, and public figures have signed an open letter to FSIN [Federal Penitentiary Service] Director Aleksandr Kalashnikov, General…

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Public appeal: Stop the violence immediately and abide by the law!

8 February 2021 Pictured: Sergei Lukashevsky, director of the Sakharov Centre, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, one of the signatories of the appeal Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая…

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Statement by Soviet-era Political Prisoners: “We are outraged by this return to the worst times of state terror in our country. We declare our solidarity with today’s political prisoners and express our sympathy and support.”

8 February 2021 Pictured: Sergei Kovalev, member of the Public Commission to Protect the Legacy of Academician Sakharov, chair of Russian Memorial, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, one of…

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Public appeal demanding the release of shaman Aleksandr Gabyshev

29 January 2021 Pictured: Elena Lukyanova, lawyer, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize, a professor of the Free University, is one of the signatories of the petition defending Aleksandr…

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Open Letter on flagrant violations of the law and the Russian Constitution in response to peaceful protests

3 February 2021 Pictured: Zoya Svetova, journalist, human rights activist, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] Open letter To the Minister of…

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‘Complete impunity and the tacit approval of the authorities.’ Lawyers’ Open Letter on the case of Mansur Gilmanov.

23 January 2021 An open letter from Russian lawyers to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Vladimir Kolokoltsev Pictured: lawyer Yury Kostanov, one of the signatories…

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“Don’t spend a single kopeck on the children of enemies of the people,” How victims of the Gulag are fighting for benefits, reparations and the right to go home

13 January 2021 by Valeriya Ratnikova Source: Dozhd More than 100 civil society figures have appealed to the president with a request to provide housing to children of victims of…

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Statement: Russian educators oppose law on educational activities

19 January 2021 Pictured: Sergei Lukashevsky, director of the Sakharov Centre and member of Moscow Helsinki Group. Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Colta.ru] The founders and leaders of 17 independent…

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New threats to Russian civil society: Human rights activists appeal to representatives of the Council of Europe

24 January 2021 Request for an urgent critical reaction within the Council of Europe to the adoption of new repressive laws in the Russian Federation that further restrict the activities…

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‘The wait continues for the victims of repression. Vladimir Putin has been asked to guarantee access to social housing for former GULAG prisoners’ [Kommersant]

13 January 2021 By Ivan Tyazhlov [Published in Kommersant newspaper No 3, 13.01.2021, page 5] Source: Kommersant Over 100 social and cultural activists have put their signatures to an open letter addressed to…

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