Quote for the Week. Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: “I am dismayed by recent measures that further undermine people’s right to express critical views, and their ability to take part in the parliamentary elections scheduled in September.”

Week-ending 25 June 2021 "In the Russian Federation, I am dismayed by recent measures that further undermine people's right to express critical views, and their ability to take part in the…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: “I am dismayed by recent measures that further undermine people’s right to express critical views, and their ability to take part in the parliamentary elections scheduled in September.”

Quote for the Week. “We believe Mr. Navalny’s life is in serious danger” – UN Special Rapporteurs

Week-ending 23 April 2021 “We believe Mr. Navalny’s life is in serious danger. He has been incarcerated under harsh conditions in a high security penal colony and denied access to…

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Quote for the Week. “We call on the Russian Federation for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr Navalny and of all those unlawfully or arbitrarily detained” – statement to the UN Human Rights Council by 45 states

Week-ending 12 March 2021 "We call on the Russian Federation for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr Navalny and of all those unlawfully or arbitrarily detained, including for exercising…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. “We call on the Russian Federation for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr Navalny and of all those unlawfully or arbitrarily detained” – statement to the UN Human Rights Council by 45 states

50 Russian NGOs appeal to UN Special Rapporteurs over new foreign-agent bill

23 November 2020 50 leading Russian NGOs appeal to UN Special Rapporteurs over tightening of Russian legislation on NGOs. Source: Moscow Helsinki Group A group of 50 leading Russian non-governmental…

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