Leonid Nikitinsky: The Swan Song of the European Court of Human Rights – the Strasbourg Court’s decision on the complaints from ‘foreign agent’ NGOs was both an encyclopedia of state tyranny and a collection of amusing stories from Russian ‘legal life’

16 June 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, journalist, doctor of jurisprudence, and laureate of the MKhG [Moscow Helsinki Group] human rights prize, special to Novaya Gazeta. Europe Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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The last train to Strasbourg leaves on 15 September. Karinna Moskalenko in conversation with Leonid Nikitinsky

20 March 2022 Leonid Nikitinsky in conversation with Karinna Moskalenko Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: "Новая газета"] The European Court will continue to consider applications by Russians that have already…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: “Basic rights should not be subject to additional restrictions”

6 March 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya gazeta correspondent On the statement by members of the Human Rights Council Source: Novaya gazeta On 6 March 2022, the Commission on Political…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: In any case, 15 years – that’s what’s “fake.” [2/2]

4 March 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya correspondent Source: Novaya gazeta Let me explain the Criminal Code articles just passed in order to make journalists’ work even more dangerous, if…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: 15 years. That’s what’s “fake” [1/2]

3 March 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya gazeta correspondent  Source: Novaya gazeta Let me explain Article 207.3 of th Russian Criminal Code, which will appear any day now and will…

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