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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. 25 (258) 26 June 2017 Weekly Update No. 25 (258) 26 June 2017
    Posted 26 Jun 2017, 11:56 by Rights in Russia
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Events

  • Natalya Taubina speaks at UCL on "Shrinking space for civil society in Russia: Challenges and new strategies" 9 May 2017, 06:15 PM - 07:30 PMLocation: Roberts Building G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming LT, Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE, LondonNatalya Taubina is director of the Moscow-based ...
    Posted 8 May 2017, 10:22 by Rights in Russia
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News of the Day

  • 28 June 2017 Italian Activists Arrested in Nizhny Novgorod Fined Members of the human rights organisation "Antigone" (Rome, Italy) were fined on 27 June 2017 for violating migration rules in Russia, as informed ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Lev Rubinshtein: "In our day, this abysmal xenophobia most often takes the form of an unbridled, hysterical homophobia" Xenophobia, to which people who have professed different, ‘false’ religions, people of different skin colours, people of ‘other’ convictions and ‘other’ worldviews different from those widely accepted, have been subject ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2017, 02:24 by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Denis Bakholdin On 21 June 2017, the website Human Rights in Ukraine published an article by Halya Coynash highlighting the plight of the Moscow activist Denis Bakholdin.  As Halya Coynash reports ...
    Posted 26 Jun 2017, 11:00 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Russian LGBT Network On 20 June 2017 Caucasian Knot reported that, according to the Russian LGBT Network, since 1 April 2017 the organization has enabled over 50 LGBT people to leave Chechnya, 12 ...
    Posted 26 Jun 2017, 11:18 by Rights in Russia
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Bayev and Others v. Russia [ECtHR] On 20 June 2017 the European Court of Human Rights ruled in the case of Bayev and Others against Russia that Russian legislation that bans promotion of homosexuality to minors ...
    Posted 27 Jun 2017, 03:24 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(Russia)‎ Comments

  • Criminal charges brought against rights defender Valentina Cherevatenko under "foreign agent" law [VoA] 3 June 2017 Interview with Valentina Cherevatenko by Danila Galperovich Source: Voice of America Russian activist faces imprisonment for her humanitarian and peace-building activities For the first time criminal ...
    Posted 26 Jun 2017, 05:39 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • Simon Cosgrove: European Court rules on 'gay propaganda' legislation in Russia 28 June 2017...a look back at the week of 17 - 23 June 2017The week saw a new twist in what many perceive as a mounting conflict between Russia ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Zoya Svetova: Time for the Brave [Radio Svoboda] 20 June 2017By Zoya Svetova, a journalist and human-rights defender, whose human rights work has been recognised by a prize awarded by the Moscow Helsinki GroupSource: Moscow ...
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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 23 June 2017 Right of assembly /  Freedom of expression  /  LGBT rights  /  Elections  /  Crimea  Read more
    Posted 25 Jun 2017, 10:47 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

  • Martin Dewhirst reviews Gleb Morev's 'Dissidenty: dvadtsat' razgovorov' [Dissidents: Twenty Conversations] 26 June 2017By Martin DewhirstA review of: Gleb Morev, Dissidenty: dvadtsat' razgovorov [Dissidents: Twenty Conversations], Moscow, 'AST', 2017, 416 pp., 3.000 copies. Coming out as an active ...
    Posted 26 Jun 2017, 04:48 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Groups in Russia

  • There are at least 117 political prisoners in Russia today, says Memorial, and the number continues to grow 26 June 2017Source: 'List of Individuals Recognized as Political Prisoners by the Memorial Human Rights Centre (with the Exception of Those Persecuted in connection with the Realization of their ...
    Posted 26 Jun 2017, 11:58 by Rights in Russia
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HRO.org in English

  • Sergei Davidis on the "March 26" case: A new “Bolotnaya” for Navalny’s supporters 8 June 2017 By Sergei Davidis Source: HRO.org [original source: Дом свободной России On March 26, 2017, Russia witnessed its largest demonstrations since the protest wave of 2011-12 ...
    Posted 19 Jun 2017, 05:37 by Rights in Russia
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Videos

  • Anastasia Zotova speaks at London's Pushkin House On 20 April 2017 Russian human rights activist Anastasia Zotova spoke at London's Pushkin House at an event organized jointly by Rights in Russia and Index on Censorship. She ...
    Posted 15 Jun 2017, 08:38 by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • Remember the Date: 18 May 1944 - deportation of the Crimean Tatar people from their homeland 18 May 2017 is the 73rd anniversary of the 1944 Deportation of the Crimean Tatar people from their homeland. From Wikipedia: "The forcible deportation of the Crimean Tatars from Crimea ...
    Posted 18 May 2017, 10:38 by Rights in Russia
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