Quote for the Week. Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law: “Yury Dmitriev deserves particular recognition for his exceptional commitment to addressing historical crimes in the former Soviet Union and preserving the memory of the Stalinist Terror.”

Week-ending 18 December 2020 This year Yury Dmitriev is one of the laureates of the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law. About the prize: Every year…

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Legal Case of the Week. Gulag historian Yury Dmitriev may face new charges

Week-ending 20 November 2020 Human Rights Ombudsman in Karelia, Gennady Sarayev, said on 18 November 2020 that Gulag historian Yury Dmitriev may face news charges related to producion of child…

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Yury Dmitriev: “I must have really stepped on someone’s toes…”

30 September 2020 The day after the toughening of the sentence handed down to historian Yury Dmitriev, a laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group human rights prize, from three and…

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Legal Case of the Week: Court increases sentence handed down to Gulag historian Yury Dmitriev to 13 years’ imprisonment

Week-ending 2 October 2020 On Tuesday, 29 September, the Supreme Court of Karelia increased the term of imprisonment to be served by human rights activist and historian Yury Dmitriev from…

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“One of the country’s dirtiest trials.” An Open Letter on the Prosecution of Yury Dmitriev.

19 July 2020 An open letter to employees of the court, the prosecutor’s office and the investigative authorities involved in the Dmitriev case. Source: Novaya gazeta At this point in…

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‘For the Benefit of the Authorities.’ Sergei Davidis of Memorial Human Rights Centre on the prosecution of historian Yury Dmitriev

Pictured: Sergei Davidis 7 July 2020 Igor Sevriugin talks withi Sergei Davidis about the prosecution of Yury Dmitriev Source: Nastoyashchee vremya At the trial at the Petrozavodsk City Court, the…

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Statement by the Congress of the Intelligentsia: Save Yury Dmitriev!

7 July 2020 Lev Ponomarev, chair of the national NGO For Human Rights and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] The prosecutor has…

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