Svetlana Gannushkina: It’s not only the people we help who thank us, but also the people to whom we give the opportunity to help

Svetlana Gannushkina Right Livelihood Award 2016 Stockholm 11 / 2016 Photo: Wolfgang Schmidt 11 June 2022 Svetlana Gannushkina in conversation with Svetlana Prokudina. The original text includes the asterisks '*****'.…

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Nikolai Kavkazsky: “Opportunities for lawful political action have been severely curtailed … but as long as such opportunities exist, I’ll be here. If they start shooting us and imprisoning us by the thousands, then I’ll be forced to leave.”

25 May 2022 Olga Allenova interviews Nikolai Kavkazsky for Novaya gazeta. Evropa Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [Original source: Новая газета. Европа] Following the death of human rights defender Andrei Babushkin, the…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 257: Remove the witnesses

12 June 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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Rights in Russia interview – with Dmitry Dubrovsky on Russia, human rights and Russia’s war against Ukraine

Mary Page talks with Dmitry Dubrovsky. Dr Dubrovsky is a fellow at the Central and East European Law Initiative, Prague, and professor at the Free University (Briva Universitate). He has taught international…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Ukrainian journalist Vladislav Esipenko, convicted in Crimea, is a political prisoner

25 March 2022 Esipenko has been sentenced to six years in a penal colony on charges of possessing a grenade Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre, in…

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Yury Shevchuk: We have to fight for peace, which means playing concerts for peace, and specifically in Russia. […] They need us more in Russia.

2 June 2022 Journalist Stanislav Kucher, who lives in the United States, published on his Facebook page a telephone conversation with the group DDT’s leader and Moscow Helsinki Group human…

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Karinna Moskalenko: And Europe should learn its lessons from this too

28 May 2022 by Karinna Moskalenko Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] The International Protection Centre has received notification from the European Court of Human Rights that the long-awaited…

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Sergei Lukashevsky: Let’s keep hope alive on Sakharov’s birthday, and in the days to come

21 May 2022 by Sergei Lukashevsky is director of the Sakharov Centre. Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Фейсбук] Andrei Sakharov was born on 21 May 1921 Today is May 21,…

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Karinna Moskalenko: Learn lessons and start a new drive to join the Council of Europe. But, first of all, the current madness must be stopped

20 May 2022 by Karinna Moskalenko, human rights lawyer and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Фейсбук] There is a “Ministerial” in Turin (Italy) today…

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