Law of the Week: Government approves bill increasing criminal liability for circulation of knowingly false information about the USSR during WWII

Russia's government has approved a bill increasing criminal liability for the denial of facts established by the Nuremberg Tribunal, 'as well as for the public circulation of knowingly false information…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: The prosecution of journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva was politically motivated

20 August 2020 We consider the conviction of Svetlana Prokopyeva for the offence of public justification of terrorism unlawful and politically motivated. Prokopyeva has been prosecuted for her journalistic activities.…

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Svetlana Prokopyeva’s final statement in court: “State power in the hands of cruel people is a major threat to security”

3 July 2020 The final address of the journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva to the court Source: Novaya gazeta Svetlana Prokopyeva.  Photo from her personal archive Novaya gazeta notes:  The prosecutor's office…

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Quote for the Week. Svetlana Prokopyeva: “I am not afraid to criticize the government. I am not afraid to criticize law enforcement or tell the security organs that they are wrong.”

Week-ending 3 July 2020 Svetlana Prokopyeva: "That is why we need freedom of speech – to sound the alarm in time.  Independent media, journalists, opposition politicians and activists are essential…

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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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Interview with Artem Kozliuk. The end of the internet: how our digital freedoms will suffer from the pandemic

7 April 2020 Artem Kozliuk, internet activist, head of the NGO Roskomsvoboda, co-founder of the Digital Rights Centre, member of the expert council of the State Duma Committee on Information…

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Moscow PEN Centre: Statement about the attacks on Novaya gazeta and Elena Milashina

17 April 2020 Source: PEN Moscow Moscow PEN Centre and the Free Word Association add their voices to the statement issued by the Union of Journalists and Media Workers. Statement…

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