Legal Case of the Week: Nizhny Novgorod journalist Aleksandr Pichugin fined under the ‘fake news’ law

Week-ending 13 November 2020 Photo of journalist Aleksandr Pichugin. (Photo: Roman Golotvin via Committee to Protect Journalists) On 11 November 2020 Nizhny Novgorod journalist Aleksandr Pichugin, administrator of the Telegram…

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Dmitry Makarov: There are serious concerns that a system for controlling the movement of citizens will remain after the quarantine measures have ended

18 May 2020 Dmitry Makarov is co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [an adaptation of the original source: Foreign Policy] Human rights defenders are concerned that…

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Quote for the Week. Tatiana Golikova: ‘We never manipulate official statistical data.’

Week-ending 15 May 2020 Source: Wikipedia Tatiana Golikova, ministser of health: 'We never manipulate official statistical data.' Source: Russia defends its ‘exceptionally precise’ Covid-19 death data Russian officials have defended…

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Russian Journalist Tatyana Voltskaya threatened with Criminal Prosecution over Article about Coronavirus

25 April 2020 Author: Pavel Mylnikov Source: Deutsche Welle Photo: Facebook Tatyana Voltskaya interviewed an intensive care doctor about the work of St. Petersburg hospitals and the shortage of doctors…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: It’s easy enough to jail people, but there are far too many in the cells

19 April 2020 Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya gazeta correspondent, member of the Presidential Council on Human Rights and Civil Society, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize for Human Rights Source:…

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Lev Ponomarev: Information on the epidemiological situation in penitentiary facilities should be made public

18 April 2020 Lev Ponomarev, head of For Human Rights, a human rights NGO, and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы, 18.04.2020] We…

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