Lev Ponomarev on cases of torture at a penal colony in Irkutsk and problems with the investigation

9 July 2021 by Lev Ponomarev, human rights activist, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group (original source: Эхо Москвы) “THIS COMMUNICATION HAS BEEN CREATED AND DISTRIBUTED…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Salman Tepsurkaev, who was abducted, is a political prisoner

7 April 2021 Salman Tepsurkaev, a 19-year-old moderator of the oppositionist Telegram channel 1ADAT that reported on human rights violations in Chechnya, was abducted in early September 2020 Source: Memorial…

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Arseny Levinson: On Arseny Roginsky, the responsibility of historians and legal proceedings regarding the opening of FSB archives

31 March 2021 By Arseny Levinson, human rights defender, lawyer, an expert of the Institute of human rights, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook]…

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Remember the Date: 27 January is International Holocaust Day. On 27 January 1945 Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, was liberated by Soviet troops.

On 27 January 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, was liberated by Soviet troops. International Holocaust day is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the victims of…

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ECtHR rulings of the Week: Articles 6 and 8; and Russia responds on Movsar Umarov

Week-ending 2 October 2020 This week there were two judgments of the European Court of Human Rights concerning Russia, dealing with Article 8 and Article 6. Russia also responded to…

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Lev Ponomarev: Ivan Liubshin and Svetlana Prokopyeva

18 August 2020 Lev Ponomarev, chair of the national civil society organisation For Human Rights, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ekho Moskvy, 18.08.2020]…

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Grigory Melkonyants: Another sensation – is the Central Election Commission opening new channels for fraud?

30 May 2020 Grigory Melkonyants, chair of the Golos voters’ rights movement Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Голос] Judging by recent publications of the draft, the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)…

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Law of the Week: Moscow City Court restricts public and press access to courts until 31 May 2020

Week-ending 8 May 2020 Restricted access to Moscow courts extended until May 31 The regime of restricted access to Moscow courts for non-parties of trials including journalists has been extended…

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