OVD-Info: UN calls on Russia to repeal laws on ‘foreign agents’, ‘fake news’, and discrediting the Army

4 November 2022 Source: OVD-Info The UN Human Rights Committee (UN HRC) has published its concluding observations on the human rights situation in Russia, in which it called for the…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: One against the System. Vladimir Kara-Murza at the sharp end of the confrontation

11 October 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV War unleashes violence. Military personnel are allowed to kill with impunity, law enforcement officials are allowed to hand out punishments without regard…

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Law of the Week: Igor Kalyapin fined under law on ‘undesirable foreign organisations’

Week-ending 10 December 2021 On 1 December 2021, the Nizhny Novgorod Regional Court upheld an earlier decision by the Soviet district court in NIzhny Novgorod to find human rights defender Igor…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Protesting on our knees. What should dissidents do?

16 October 2021  By Aleksandr Podrabinkek Source: Vot-Tak Besat TV Here’s what’s happened over the last few days. The government has felt the need to ban individuals who are involved…

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In Nizhny Novgorod, a court fines Igor Kalyapin, head of the Committee Against Torture, for links with an ‘undesirable organisation’

Igor Kalyapin 17 September 2021 Source: Polit.ru A Nizhny Novgorod court has fined the head of the Committee Against Torture (CAT) Igor Kalyapin 10,000 roubles for 'participating in the activities…

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Law of the Week: Igor Kalyapin fined under law on ‘undesirable foreign organisations’

Week-ending 24 September 2021 On 17 September 2021 a district court in Nizhny Novgorod convicted human rights defender Igor Kalyapin of 'participation in the activities of an undesirable organization' under…

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Moscow PEN Centre and the Free Speech Association: Statement on the attack on free speech and the erosion of the foundations of the journalistic profession

17 July 2021 Source: Facebook Statement by the Moscow PEN Centre and the Free Speech Association The attack on free speech and the erosion of the foundations of the journalistic…

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Genri Reznik: The forced self-liquidation of Team 29 is another blow to the human rights movement

19 July 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Фонтанка]  The association of lawyers, lawyers and journalists known as Team 29 no longer exists. After the organisation's website was blocked, its…

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Law of the Week: Law on ‘undesirable foreign organisations’

Week-ending 23 July 2021 The impact of the law on 'undesirable foreign organisations' has continued to be felt this week. The association of human rights lawyers and activists Team 29…

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