Person of the Week. Prosecutor calls for three-year sentence for Aleksandr Shabarchin for Putin effigy

Week-ending 7 August 2020 Defendants in the 'Putin effigy' case. From left to right: Aleksandr Shabarchin, Daniil Vasiliev and Aleksandr Kotov. Photo: Aleksandra Semenova/ Novaya gazeta On Friday, 7 August…

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Quote for the Week. Graeme Reid, LGBT rights director at Human Rights Watch: “The proposed amendments to the family code are intentionally regressive and harmful.”

Week-ending 7 August 2020 Graeme Reid, LGBT rights director at Human Rights Watch Graeme Reid, LGBT rights director at Human Rights Watch: “The proposed amendments to the family code are…

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Legal Case of the Week. Seven convicted in New Greatness trial; three receive long prison terms.

Week-ending 7 August 2020 On Thursday, 6 August, 2020, Judge Aleksandr Maslov at the Lyublino district court announced guilty verdicts against seven members of the so-called New Greatness movement on…

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Zoya Svetova in conversation with journalist Vera Vasilieva on the case of Aleksei Pichugin

Zoya Svetova 26 July 2020 Zoya Svetova, journalist, human rights activist, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize, interviews Vera Vasilieva on the case of Aleksei Pichugin Source: Moscow Helsinki…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 164: Are you also fed up with foul play at single person pickets?

1 August 2020 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Friday OVD-Info sends out a mailing with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive the…

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