Statement by Russian human rights defenders: ‘We don’t want death squads and torture. We want security and the rule of law.’

25 March 2024 Published by Public Verdict Foundation and other signatories [see below] Source: Facebook In the interests of Russian society, the prohibition on torture must be absolute We stand…

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Irina Biriukova on torture in Russian prison colonies: ‘Any complaint provokes extraordinary resistance’

28 November 2022 Irina Biriukova, a lawyer with the Public Verdict Foundation and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group’s human rights award, in conversation with Katya Orlova of Novaya gazeta…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 280: Human Rights Council – propagandists instead of human rights activists

19 November 2022 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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Doxa: One of the six men held in custody in the Tyumen Affair speaks out about torture by law enforcement agents

3 November 2022 Trigger Warning: Text contains descriptions of torture and sexualised violence Source: Doxa One of the six men held in custody in connection with the Tyumen Affair, anti-fascist…

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Eva Merkacheva: Dismantling the Public Oversight Commissions – Torture’s supporters are now the public defenders

28 September 2022 by Eva Merkacheva, MK correspondent, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: MK] After facts of torture in the Saratov prison tuberculosis…

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Podcast Simon & Sergei: with Olga Sadovskaya of the Committee Against Torture (Nizhny Novgorod)

This week our guest is Olga Sadovskaya of the Nizhny Novgorod human rights NGO, Committee against Torture, which is led by Igor Kalyapin. Olga Sadovskaya is the head of the…

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