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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CSO of the Week: Russian authorities designate Proekt Media an ‘undesirable foreign organisation’

Week-ending 16 July 2021 On 15 July Russia designated the independent investigative media outlet Proekt as an 'undesirable' organisation and labelled a number of the group's journalists as 'foreign agents.'…

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Law of the Week: President Putin signs into force a new law further criminalising activities of ‘undesirable’ organisations

Week-ending 2 July 2021 On 28 June 2021 President Putin signed into law a bill further criminalising participation in the activities of 'undesirable' foreign nongovernmental organisations. The bill provides for…

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Law of the Week: Law on ‘undesirable organisations’ – Bard College is now the 34th such organisation.

Week-ending 25 June 2021 This week Bard College in the United States was declared an 'undesirable' organisation under Russian law. On 21 June 2021 the Prosecutor General's Office stated Bard…

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Boris Vishnevsky on the legislation on ‘undesirable organisations’: “The former Constitutional Court would simply abolish these laws.”

11 June 2021 by Boris Vishnevsky, member of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly and Moscow Helsinki Group Prize laureate Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Echo Moskvy] The Duma Committee…

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