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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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Weekly Update

  • Read our latest Weekly Update here. You can also receive this weekly mailing in your in-box by sending 'subscribe' to subscribe@rightsinrussia.info
  • Weekly Update No. 2 (275) 22 January 2018 Weekly Update No. 2 (275) 22 January 2018
    Posted 22 Jan 2018, 10:01 by Rights in Russia
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Events

  • The Dmitriev Affair - a Rights in Russia event to be held at Pushkin House on 19th December 2017 at 19:30 Photo by Simeon MaistermanEvent: The Dmitriev AffairWhere: Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TAWhen: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 05:17 by Rights in Russia
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News of the Day

  • 23 January 2018 Russian NGO Memorial's Car Torched In DagestanThe Russian human rights group Memorial says unknown attackers have torched one of its cars in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Head of Memorial's office in Chechnya, Oyub Titiev, remains in custody This week Oyub Titiev, head of the Chechnya office of Memorial Human Rights Centre has remained in custody on drugs' possession charges widely believed be fabricated. On 15 January 2018 ...
    Posted 22 Jan 2018, 06:40 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Memorial Human Rights Centre On 17 January 2018, masked men set fire to the office of the Memorial Human Rights Centre in Nazran, Ingushetia. As RFE/RL reported, Memorial said the action "was part ...
    Posted 22 Jan 2018, 06:41 by Rights in Russia
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Constitutional Court refuses to hear Aleksei Navalny's complaint over election ban On 19 January 2018, the Constitutional Court refused to consider a complaint brought by opposition politician Aleksei Navalny concerning the ruling by the Central Electoral Commission on 25 Decemer 2017 ...
    Posted 22 Jan 2018, 08:20 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(Russia)‎ Comments

  • Natalia Taubina: How do European Court judgments influence detention conditions in Russia? [EIN] 12 December 2017By Natalia Taubina, Director of the Public Verdict FoundationSource: EINBackgroundSince Russia’s accession to the Council of Europe and recognition of the jurisdiction of ...
    Posted 18 Dec 2017, 04:57 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • Rose Glickman: Arseny Roginsky - A Farewell 9 January 2018By Rose GlickmanSource: BASEES - reprinted by kind permissionOne dreary Leningrad day in the winter of 1976, I went home to my room in the dormitory ...
    Posted 21 Jan 2018, 05:42 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Stanislav Markelov: Patriotism as Diagnosis [Open Democracy] 19 January 2018By Stanislav MarkelovOpen Democracy has marked the ninth anniversary of the murder of human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova by republishing the last ...
    Posted 21 Jan 2018, 09:43 by Rights in Russia
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Twitter Timeline


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 19 January 2018 North Caucasus  /  Right of assembly / Election campaigns / Right of association / Crimea - Ukraine Read more
    Posted 22 Jan 2018, 03:43 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Month by Month

  • December 2016 Ildar Dadin  /  Freedom of expression  /  Right of association  /  Right of assembly  /  North Caucasus  /  Ukraine Read more
    Posted 19 Mar 2017, 13:12 by Rights in Russia
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Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

  • Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: December 2016 In December 2016 there were 27 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia.Read more
    Posted 29 Jan 2017, 12:52 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(International)‎ Comments

  • Halya Coynash: Russia is destroying 16th Century Crimean Tatar Khan’s Palace in occupied Crimea 10 January 2017By Halya CoynashSource: Human Rights in UkraineThere are compelling grounds for fearing that Russia’s so-called ‘restoration work’ on the world-renowned Khan’s ...
    Posted 10 Jan 2018, 09:53 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Groups in Russia

  • OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 38: Arson Attack on Memorial’s Office in Chechnya 19 January 2018OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Friday it sends out a mailing with the latest information on freedom ...
    Posted 19 Jan 2018, 07:30 by Rights in Russia
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HRO.org in English

  • Kirill Rogov on Arseny Roginsky: “His proclivity for self-limitation, perhaps, hindered his contemporaries from understanding the true scale of his personality" 20 December 2018By Kirill RogovSource: HRO.orgKirill Rogov: “His proclivity for self-limitation, perhaps, hindered his contemporaries from understanding the true scale of his personality." A ...
    Posted 21 Jan 2018, 09:29 by Rights in Russia
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Videos

  • Pushkin Club and Rights in Russia hold discussion of trial of historian Yury Dmitriev [full version] On 19 December 2017 Pushkin Club and Rights in Russia held a joint event to discuss the trial of Yury Dmitriev, a Gulag researcher, who has been locating and exhuming ...
    Posted 21 Dec 2017, 09:54 by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • Remember the Date: On 19 January 2009 Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova were shot dead in Moscow On 19 January 2009 human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova were shot dead on Moscow's Prechistenka Street. Rights in Russia was set up one year later ...
    Posted 21 Jan 2018, 09:50 by Rights in Russia
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