Council of Russian HRDs: Designation of the Centre for Civil Liberties and other foreign and international organizations as “undesirable” should be cancelled

19 April 2024 Source: Russian Helsinki Group Statement by the Council of Russian Human Rights Defenders On April 17, 2024, it was reported that the Russian General Prosecutor's Office declared…

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On the outlawing of Agora. “In a totalitarian country, there is no such thing as a free legal profession” 

19 June 2023 What Agora, which the General Prosecutor’s Office has deemed an undesirable organization, is remembered for and what Russians are saying about that Source: Govorit NeMoskva The lead…

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Statement by the Council of Russian Human Rights Defenders in Support of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum

12 April 2023  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group On 11 April 2023, the Russian General Prosecutor’s Office declared the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum “undesirable” for Russia. We are outraged by this…

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Journalists and human rights activists demand the release of Vladimir Kara-Murza [Spektr]

10 April 2023 ‘What is in actual fact a life sentence, monstrous in its cruelty, for words he spoke against the war.’ Source: Spektr Journalists and human rights defenders have…

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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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