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"[...] the striving for freedom never died out in Russia, and over the centuries
in each generation there have been people who devoted their lives to the struggle for freedom, and sacrificed their lives for freedom's sake."
 
Liudmila Alekseeva

                                                                                            
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Events

  • Event: BEARR Trust Annual Conference, 11 November 2016 (London) The BEARR Trust 25th Anniversary Conference, 11 November 2016“25 Years On: the development of health and welfare NGOs in the BEARR region”For our anniversary conference we shall be ...
    Posted 2 Nov 2016, 23:05 by Rights in Russia
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News of the Day

  • 17 January 2017 European Court Rules Russian Ban On U.S. Adoptions Violated RightsThe European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that a Russian law barring Americans from adopting Russian children ...
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Quote for the Day

  • Tanya Lokshina: 'Today, Russia is more repressive than it has ever been in the post-Soviet era' “Today, Russia is more repressive than it has ever been in the post-Soviet era. People in Russia are paying an ever-higher price for speaking their mind and working ...
    Posted 16 Jan 2017, 01:08 by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Grigory Shvedov On 9 January 2017 the Caucasian Knot said it would take legal action after Chechen Parliament Speaker Magomed Daudov threatened the news outlet's editor-in-chief Grigory Shvedov [sometimes ...
    Posted 16 Jan 2017, 00:59 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Russian PEN Centre The Russian PEN Centre, a writers' organization whose mission is to defend the rights of writers and freedom of speech, was in crisis this week after thirty writers resigned in ...
    Posted 15 Jan 2017, 08:41 by Rights in Russia
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Dmitry Ugai On 9 January 2017 the trial began in St. Petersburg of yoga teacher Dmitry Ugai [also written 'Dmitry Ugay' in English] on charges of illegal missionary activity. RFE/RL reports ...
    Posted 15 Jan 2017, 11:33 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(Russia)‎ Comments

  • Aleksandr Verkhovsky and Ramil Akhmetgaliev on 'anti-extremism' in law and legal practice 8 January 2017 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: 'В России всюду фронты,' Radio Svoboda] What follows is an extract from the original publicationSupreme Court data indicate that in ...
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Latest Blog

  • Ildar Dadin's phone conversation with his wife, Anastasia Zotova [X Soviet] 8 January 2016Source: X Soviet [original Russia: Territoriya pytok]Translated by Sarah HurstAfter complaining about torture in the Segezha IK-7 prison in Karelia, Ildar Dadin, an opposition ...
    Posted 12 Jan 2017, 09:45 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Interviews

  • An interview with Sergei Nikitin: ‘Young people in the Soviet Union instinctively knew the Beatles embodied the idea of freedom’ 31 December 2016Early in December, Rights in Russia spoke with Sergei Nikitin, who has headed the Moscow office of Amnesty International since 2003. Sergei has been coordinating Amnesty’s ...
    Posted 31 Dec 2016, 10:37 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Zoya Svetova: 'More important than justice. Sergei Bulatnikov died under guard in a Moscow hospital without regaining consciousness' [Radio Svoboda] 14 December 2016 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Svoboda] By Zoya Svetova, journalist, human rights activist, recipient of a Moscow Helsinki Group award for the defence of human ...
    Posted 3 Jan 2017, 11:41 by Rights in Russia
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Photo for the Day

  • Prison Colony No. 31 in Komi celebrated its founding under Stalin with a plaque As The Moscow Times reports, in August this year prison colony No. 31 in Russia’s Komi Republic celebrated the anniversary of its foundation as a Stalinist Gulag in 1937 ...
    Posted 28 Oct 2016, 01:22 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Week by Week

  • Week-ending 13 January 2017 Torture - Prisons - Detention / Freedom of Expression / Right of association  /  Women’s rights  /  Elections  /  North CaucasusRead more
    Posted 14 Jan 2017, 13:26 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Month by Month

  • November 2016 Ildar Dadin / Right of association / Freedom of expression / Right of assembly / Other court cases / North Caucasus / Ukraine Read more
    Posted 8 Jan 2017, 23:58 by Rights in Russia
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Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

  • Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: November 2016 In November 2016 there were 40 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia.Read more
    Posted 9 Jan 2017, 02:27 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(International)‎ Comments

  • Robert van Voren: Peek into the future 12 December 2016By Robert Van VorenImagine 2019. President Trump has been around for three years, bogged down by court cases in connection with shady deals with among others ...
    Posted 13 Dec 2016, 01:39 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Groups in Russia

  • Oleg Orlov: "Security issues must not be set in opposition to observance of human rights" [Committee for Civic Initiatives] 18 December 2016 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Оtkytaya politsiya] Representatives of the Committee for Civic Initiatives who are in charge of the ‘Open Policing’ project, together with Polit ...
    Posted 3 Jan 2017, 13:23 by Rights in Russia
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HRO.org in English

  • Pressure on NGOs: on “public disavowal” of a statement or action of a representative 27 December 2016 Source: HRO.org After amendments, the plenary session of Russia’s Supreme Court adopted a ruling “On some questions arising from judges’ case reviews concerning with the ...
    Posted 15 Jan 2017, 13:57 by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • Remember the Date - 26 December 1991, dissolution of the Soviet Union On 26 December 1991 "the Supreme Soviet, the highest governmental body of the Soviet Union, voted both itself and the Soviet Union out of existence. This is generally recognized as ...
    Posted 26 Dec 2016, 02:50 by Rights in Russia
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