Leonid Nikitinsky: Kant and his accomplices. A story about two lawyers from Kaliningrad Oblast and their clients who have no wish to be silent and pretend

18 October 2022 Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya Gazeta correspondent,  doctor of jurisprudence, and laureate of the MKhG [Moscow Helsinki Group] human rights prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source:  Free Space]…

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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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Leonid Nikitinsky: A Fake Verdict. What Investigative Committee chair Aleksandr Bastrykin said in support of those prosecuted under Article 207.3 of the Russian Criminal Code [Novaya gazeta]

9 July 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, journalist, PhD in law, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group’s prize for human rights Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета. Европа] The first…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: Sentences, yes; words, no. Russian lawmakers lay more mines across the field of law―to put away anyone prepared to call things by their proper names

29 June 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, PhD (Law), journalist, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета. Европа] A la guerre comme à la guerre:…

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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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