Ilya Shablinsky: “Our law enforcement structures […] no longer feel bound by any restrictions, or even the Constitution.” [Nezavisimaya gazeta]

12 May 2022 by Ekaterina Trifonova, 'Stamped “official use only,” Constitution and laws change: The Russian citizen has been transformed from a subject of the law to an object of…

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Valery Borshchev on the new internal rules for prisons: “The bad habits that go with the profession and the repressive mindset of prison officers are such that they are unlikely to endeavour to comply with the new rules”

Valery Borshchev 31 March 2022  by Ekaterina Trifonova, correspondent for Nezavisimaya gazeta Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Nezavisimaya gazeta, 31 March 2022] Prisoners will hope for the best where…

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Valery Borshchev: We have very little information about what is happening in the army in connection with the coronavirus. About the postponing of the Victory Day parade

In the photo: Valery Borshchev, Co-Chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group 17 April 2020 Valery Borshchev is co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Русская…

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Valery Borshchev: Human Rights Defenders Urge Rejection of Proposed Constitutional Amendments

10 March 2020 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] Russian human rights defenders have issued a public appeal to the judges of the Constitutional Court, to the heads of…

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Valery Borshchev: Police officers punished for exceeding their powers at rallies, but so no one noticed

17 February 2020 Valery Borshchev is co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group The National Guard and the Ministry of Internal Affairs have punished law enforcement officers who…

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