‘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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Ivan Pavlov: Scientists are easy prey for our special services [Present Tense]

1 July 2022 The human rights lawyer Ivan Pavlov, a laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize for human rights, in conversation with Irina Pomaliiskaya of Present Tense about the…

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Aleksandr Baeva on protest in modern Russia. What is ‘discrediting the army’?  What can you be charged for?

1 June 2022 an interview with Aleksandr Baeva, a lawyer with OVD-Info Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Cherta] Since the end of February, more than 16,000 people have been…

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“Опять двадцать пять!” Bill Bowring asks Marina Agaltsova 25 questions

Professor Bill Bowring’s guest this week on “25 Questions” is Marina Agaltsova. A human rights lawyer, Marina Agaltsova worked for Memorial Human Rights Centre in Moscow until its recent enforced…

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Karinna Moskalenko: And Europe should learn its lessons from this too

28 May 2022 by Karinna Moskalenko Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] The International Protection Centre has received notification from the European Court of Human Rights that the long-awaited…

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Karinna Moskalenko: Learn lessons and start a new drive to join the Council of Europe. But, first of all, the current madness must be stopped

20 May 2022 by Karinna Moskalenko, human rights lawyer and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Фейсбук] There is a “Ministerial” in Turin (Italy) today…

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Konstantin Dobrynin: “Russia is part of Europe; it’s not some backwater”

4 May 2022 by Konstantin Dobrynin, lawyer [advokat] Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Росбалт] Debates over the practicality of establishing new judicial or quasi-judicial bodies along the model of the…

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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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