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 Federal Security Service should be eliminated in its present form.’ Statement by human rights activists on Day of the Chekist, 20 December

Pictured: Lev Ponomarev, executive director of For Human Rights, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group 19 December 2020 By Lev Ponomarev, executive director of For Human Rights, Valery Borshchev, co-chair…

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Svetlana Gannushkina Right Livelihood Award 2016 Stockholm 11 / 2016 Photo: Wolfgang Schmidt

Podcast No. 45: Simon & Sergei – with Svetlana Gannushkina

Svetlana Gannushkina Right Livelihood Award 2016 Stockholm 11 / 2016 Photo: Wolfgang Schmidt This week our guest is Svetlana Alekseevna Gannushkina, human rights defender, chair of the Civic Assistance Committee,…

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Svetlana Gannushkina: The pandemic facilitated the release of 50% of migrants from Centres for the Temporary Detention of Foreign Citizens

27 July 2020 Svetlana Gannushkina, head of Memorial Human Rights Centre's Migration and Law Network, head of the Civic Assistance Committee, and a laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize,…

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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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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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