‘A list of enemies of the people.’ Now anyone can become a foreign agent in Russia. An interview with Galina Arapova [Radio Svoboda]

28 April 2022 Extracts from an interview with media lawyer Galina Arapova by  Alina Pinchuk and Liubov Chizhova Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Svoboda] A comprehensive register of foreign…

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Maksim Krupsky on the dangers presented by the new bill on ‘foreign agents’ [Advokatskaya ulitsa]

26 April 2022 'The final solution to the ‘foreign agents' issue' - Advokatskaya ultisa interviews lawyer Maksim Krupsky Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Advokatskaya ulitsa] At the beginning of…

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Aleksandr Cherkasov: ‘The curtain is coming down.’ Speech in court on the liquidation of Memorial Human Rights Centre

Aleksandr Cherkasov 5 April 2022 by Aleksandr Cherkasov, chair of the board of Memorial Human Rights Centre, laureate of a Moscow Helsinki Group human rights award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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Statement by lawyers and members of the legal community: Lawyers are not foreign agents!

1 March 2022 Source: OVD-Info We - lawyers and representatives of the legal community - believe that the law enforcement practice of adding lawyers to the register of media ‘foreign…

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Law of the Week: Duma adopts amendments tightening and expanding ‘foreign agent’ legislation

Week-ending 25 December 2020 This week on 23 December 2020 the State Duma approved a bill in its third and final reading amending the so-called 'foreign agent' law to increase…

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50 Russian NGOs appeal to UN Special Rapporteurs over new foreign-agent bill

23 November 2020 50 leading Russian NGOs appeal to UN Special Rapporteurs over tightening of Russian legislation on NGOs. Source: Moscow Helsinki Group A group of 50 leading Russian non-governmental…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: A “Lepers’ Constitution”

3 December 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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