Putin expels Moscow Helsinki Group member Nikolai Svanidze from Human Rights Council

17 November 2022

Source: Moscow Helsinki Group

Putin has issued a decree removing several individuals from the Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights, including Moscow Helsinki Group member Nikolai Svanidze. In addition, among those expelled from the Human Rights Council are human rights activists and laureates of MHG human rights awards Aleksandr Verkhovsky and Igor Kalyapin. Those excluded have been replaced by persons who previously had no connection to human rights activities.

Translated by Rights in Russia

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