International Helsinki Group: Forty-seven years ago, on May 12, 1976, the Moscow Group to Assist Implementation of the Helsinki Accords in the USSR announced its creation

12 May 2023 by International Helsinki Group [IHG] Source: Facebook Forty-seven years ago, on May 12, 1976, the Moscow Group to Assist Implementation of the Helsinki Accords in the USSR…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: Every nation has its own heroes. The Moscow Helsinki Group presented its last (for now) legally-permitted awards.

27 April 2023 by Leonid Nikitinsky, 2011 MHG award laureate  Source: The Moscow Times [original source: Novaya Gazeta] On the eve of the expected decision of the Supreme Court of the…

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Dmitry Makarov: Concluding Remarks at the Trial on the Liquidation of the Moscow Helsinki Group

5 May 2023 By Dmitry Makarov, co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group as of 27 April 2023 Source: Facebook Respected court (I address you this way because I maintain my…

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Roskomnadzor blocks Moscow Helsinki Group website [RBK]

8 February 2023 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: RBK] Access to the website of the Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG), the recently liquidated human rights organization, has been restricted in…

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Svetlana Astrakhantseva: The state is using legal instruments against us that were intended to help civil society and human rights organizations function, not shut them down

8 February 2023 Svetlana Astrakhantseva, member and acting director of the MHG [Moscow Helsinki Group] Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Spektr] The Russian government has blocked the website of the…

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‘Silence is now unacceptable.’ Leonid Nikitinsky on why the statement from former members of the Presidential Council of Human Rights on the liquidation of the Moscow Helsinki Group is so important

26 January 2023 Leonid Nikitinsky, columnist for Novaya Gazeta, candidate in legal sciences, Moscow Helsinki Prize laureate Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Свободное пространство] For those in the know, the…

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‘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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Valery Borshchev: Liquidation of the Moscow Helsinki Group is part of a deliberate policy to destroy the human rights movement

1 February 2023 by Valery Borshchev, co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Собеседник] On 25 January, the Moscow City Court liquidated Russia's oldest human rights…

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Reactions to Moscow City Court Judge Mikhail Kazakov’s decision to dissolve the Moscow Helsinki Group

1 Febuary 2023 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights: The Moscow city court’s decision to liquidate the Moscow Helsinki Group, the oldest and…

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