Crushing the defence: Ilya Shablinsky on how the jailing of Aleksei Navalny’s lawyers can be likened to the repressions under Stalin and the Third Reich

19 October 2023 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: spektr.press  This is something we truly haven't witnessed since the early days of the Soviet Union. Three lawyers - who were defending a…

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Karinna Moskalenko: They want to force Russian lawyers to snitch on their clients and each other

19 April 2023 by Karinna Moskalenko, lawyer, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group What is wrong with the Integrated Information System of the Russian Bar and…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Dmitry Talantov, a lawyer remanded in custody on charges of spreading ‘fake news’ about the Russian army, is a political prisoner 

14 July 2022 Dmitry Talantov, president of the Udmurtia Bar Association and a defence lawyer in the case of Ivan Safronov, is being prosecuted for statements he published on social…

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Sergei Pashin: ‘Foreign judges behave unequivocally courteously, if only because they perceive all participants in the trial as colleagues, and not just the prosecutors.’ [Nezavisimaya gazeta]

Retired judge, Sergei Pashin 28 April 2022 'Judges complain about disrespectful attorneys. Conflicts between defence lawyers and the domestic judicial system has suddenly became a mass phenomenon' by Ekaterina Trifonova…

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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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