Valery Borshchev: “Today, those who hold democratic and independent opinions and are willing to defend their point of view will feel in even greater danger than before.”

3 September 2020 Pictured: Valery Borshchev, co-chair of Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source:  Russia Service of the Voice of America] There is growing outrage around the world…

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ECtHR Ruling of the Week: Court grants request for interim measure on behalf of Aleksei Navalny

Week-ending 21 August 2020 On Friday, 21 August 2020, the European Court of Human Rights granted a request for an interim measure on behalf of Aleksei Navalny, indicating to the…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 167: Navalny’s poisoning, jailed for an effigy and – all of a sudden – some good news

22 August 2020 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive the mailing…

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Quote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International: “Given the grave allegations that have been suggested as the cause of Aleksei Navalny’s illness, there must be a prompt and independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding his hospitalization.”

Week-ending 21 August 2020 Natalia Zvyagina "Given the grave allegations that have been suggested as the cause of Aleksei Navalny’s illness, there must be a prompt and independent investigation into…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International: “Given the grave allegations that have been suggested as the cause of Aleksei Navalny’s illness, there must be a prompt and independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding his hospitalization.”

Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny, opposition activist in a coma after suspected poisoning

Week-ending 21 August 2020 Photo: By Evgeny Feldman - via Wikipedia On Thursday, 20 August 2020, The Guardian reported opposition leader Aleksei Navalny was in a coma and on a ventilator in…

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