A new stage of repression: Ekaterina Schulmann on the Kremlin’s changing approach to silencing dissent [Meduza]

18 July 2022 On July 15, a judge in Komsomolsk-on-Amur acquitted artist and LGBT activist Yulia Tsvetkova after three years of legal proceedings. Tsvetkova was accused of “distributing pornography” after she published drawings of…

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Leonid Gozman: “Your Honour, the current leadership is already doomed”  

30 June 2022 On 30 June, in Zamoskvoretsky District Court, Moscow, Leonid Gozman pursued Russia’s Ministry of Justice, which not long before had designated him a ‘foreign agent’. We report…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Barnaul journalist Maria Ponomarenko is a political prisoner

27 May 2022 She has been remanded in custody on charges of disseminating ‘fake news’ about the Russian army in a Telegram post about the deaths of Mariupol residents Source:…

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Sergei Babinets: In the light of recent events […] there will be no payments, naturally, just as there will be no changes when it comes to liberalizing legislation on civil society organizations

14 June 2022 by Sergei Babinets, a human rights lawyer who until recently was chair person of the Committee Against Torture. He currently heads the Team against Torture Source: Facebook…

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Sergei Babinets: Evidently, the regime is signaling that torture is becoming (or has become) a part of state policy and is not a problem

12 June 2022 by Sergei Babinets, a human rights lawyer who until recently was chair person of the Committee Against Torture. He currently heads the Team against Torture Facebook, 12…

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An interview with Lev Ponomarev: ‘The skin we have that stops us becoming beasts is too thin’ [Cherta]

12 May 2022 Lev Ponomarev in conversation with Irina Snegovskaya. An extract from 'У людей слишком тонкая кожа, спасающая человека от зверя,' Cherta, 12 May 2022. Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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‘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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