OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 291: Twelve years’ imprisonment for a three-minute fire

4 February 2023 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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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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Eva Merkacheva: A court has abolished the Moscow Helsinki Group – the trial will go down in history

25 January 2023 by Eva Merkacheva, journalist, rights activist, recipient of a Moscow Helsinki Group prize  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: МК] On Wednesday [25 January] in a case brought…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 290: And they’ve come for the journalists and the human rights activists again

28 January 2023 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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Statement on the Seizure of the Premises of the Sakharov Centre

Sergei Lukashevsky: Director of the Sakharov Centre 26 January 2023 Statement by the Public Commission for the Preservation of the Legacy of Academician Sakharov (Sakharov Centre) Source: Sakharov Centre [also…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Farit Sharifullin is a political prisoner

23 November 2023 Farit Sharifullin faces a sentence of up to life imprisonment on charges related to alleged involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir.  Source: Telegram The human rights project ‘Political Prisoners.…

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Moscow Helsinki Group and Ministry of Justice meet at Moscow City Court [Kommersant]

17 January 2023 by Maria Starikova Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Коммерсантъ] Representatives of the Moscow department of the Ministry of Justice and lawyers of the Moscow Helsinki Group met…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Human rights defender Gregory Vinter is a political prisoner

20 October 2022 Gregory Vinter, prosecuted for ‘fake news’ about the Russian army, was initially remanded in custody but is now under house arrest Source: Telegram The human rights project…

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