‘A kind of legal striptease.’ Genri Reznik’s speech in court on the Ministry of Justice’s suit to close down the Moscow Helsinki Group

27 January 2023 by Genri Reznik, lawyer, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Advokatskaya ulitsa, 27 January 2023] This week, the Moscow Municipal Court liquidated…

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Anna Stavitskaya: Since I am sure of Rauf’s innocence – the evidence supports this – I’ll continue to fight for him

28 December 2023 by Anna Stavitskaya, lawyer, MHG Prize laureate Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] Yesterday something terrible happened – my client Rauf Arashukov was sentenced by the…

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‘Knowledge of the law is no help here, for such is the “law”’ – Leonid Nikitinsky on how ‘foreign agent’ lawyers operate in Russia

29 November 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, journalist, PhD in law, and Moscow Helsinki Group prize winner Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Novaya Gazeta. Europe] Ahead of the 1 December entry…

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Irina Biriukova on torture in Russian prison colonies: ‘Any complaint provokes extraordinary resistance’

28 November 2022 Irina Biriukova, a lawyer with the Public Verdict Foundation and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group’s human rights award, in conversation with Katya Orlova of Novaya gazeta…

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Karinna Moskalenko: “We can’t return to the Council of Europe. Sooner or later, we’ll have to join all over again.”

18 October 2022 Interview with lawyer and Moscow Helsinki Group member Karinna Moskalenko, who talks about how we can live now without the European Court of Human Rights and what…

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Ivan Pavlov on mobilization: ‘The authorities will round up whoever they can catch. They’ll take whoever they can, either by persuasion or by force.’

21 September 2022 an interview with Ivan Pavlov, human rights lawyer and recipient of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize for human rights Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Холод] On 20…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: Lawyers consider how to respond to the Moscow military officer who threatened them with prosecution for helping people evade enlistment

25 September 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, journalist, Ph. D. in Law, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета. Европа] On Friday, September 23,…

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‘A major political farce’: Galina Arapova on what abolishing the Journalists’ and Media Workers’ Union will lead to in Russia

Director of the Mass Media Defence Centre and Moscow Helsinki Group member Galina Arapova 14 September 2022 by Valentina Rodionova Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ridus] The Moscow Municipal Court…

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Pavel Chikov: Human rights organizations do not have a common approach about where to draw the moral line beyond which people should not be helped

22 August 2022 Pavel Chikov in an interview with Margarita Alekhina Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Advokatskaya Ulitsa] Because of the ‘special operation,’ Russian human rights activists are faced…

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

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 vulvas on a…

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