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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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News of the Day

  • 27 September 2016 Russian Journalist, Environmental Activist AttackedRussian journalist and activist Grigory Pasko has been attacked by unknown assailants in the city of Barnaul in Russia's Altai region. Pasko posted about ...
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HRO.org in English

  • Ministry of Justice plans appeal to Constitutional Court against ECtHR ruling on Yukos case 22 September 2016 Source: HRO.org The Russian Ministry of Justice is examining the possibility of an appeal to the Constitutional Court against the ECtHR’s ruling on the payment ...
    Posted 26 Sep 2016, 07:22 by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Aleksandr Sotnik On 20 September 2016 journalist Aleksandr Sotnik, known for running a video channel called Sotnik-TV that takes an anti-Kremlin stance, announced in a video posted on You Tube ...
    Posted 26 Sep 2016, 04:09 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Civic Assistance Committee Civic Assistance Committee is a non-profit charitable organization with a mission to help refugees and internally displaced persons (often called 'forced migrants' in Russia). The Civic Assistance Committee was ...
    Posted 26 Sep 2016, 05:34 by Rights in Russia
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Aleksei Shestakovych On 20 September 2016 Judge Elena Toshina fined Aleksei Shestakovych 1,000 roubles for a video he reposted 4 years before Russia occupied Crimea. As Human Rights in Ukraine reports ...
    Posted 26 Sep 2016, 02:31 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(Russia)‎ Comments

  • Olga Gnezdilova: "In 2015 the Russian authorities showed that they did not intend to slacken the pace at which independent organisations were being harassed and persecuted" Olga Gnezdilova, lawyer and legal adviser to the Article20.org website, has recently authored a report on freedom of assembly and association in the Russian Federation in 2015. The report ...
    Posted 15 Sep 2016, 07:36 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • Sarah Hurst: An Open Letter to Vladimir Bukovsky Thursday, 28 April 2016 Dear Mr. Bukovsky, Recently we met for the first time. We talked about your release from a Soviet prison in 1976 and exchange for a Chilean ...
    Posted 29 Apr 2016, 08:52 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Interviews

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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Damir Gainutdinov: “After every such court hearing I want to take a shower and never go back there again.” (Idel.Реалии) 8 September 2016Source: Idel. Реалии An extract from an interview with media lawyer Damir Gainutdinov by Vadim MeshcheryakovDamir Gainutdinov is a lawyer specialising in cases related to freedom ...
    Posted 26 Sep 2016, 08:28 by Rights in Russia
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Twitter Timeline

Rights Groups in Russia

  • Memorial recognizes Rostov-on-Don resident of left-wing views as political prisoner 16 Setpember 2016Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre  Maksim Smyshlyaev, a student by correspondence and a resident of Rostov-on-Don who has left-wing views, has been charged with ...
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Rights in Russia Week by Week

  • Week-ending 23 September 2016 Parliamentary elections  / Freedom of expression  /  Right of assembly  /  Law enforcement  /  Award Read more
    Posted 26 Sep 2016, 01:45 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Month by Month

  • July 2016 Freedom of expression / Right of association / Right of assembly / Counter terrorism, surveillance / Dagestan / Ukraine Read more
    Posted 10 Sep 2016, 14:01 by Rights in Russia
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Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

  • Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: July 2016 In July 2016 there were 25 judgments by the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia.Read more
    Posted 11 Sep 2016, 07:28 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(International)‎ Comments

  • Robert van Voren: Number of political prisoners in Russia continues to increase 29 June 2016 Source: Press Release, Human Rights Initiative for the former USSRThe number of political prisoners in Russia continues to increase, according to the Netherlands-based Human Rights ...
    Posted 16 Jul 2016, 01:36 by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Oleg Sentsov: "The desire for freedom and progress is unstoppable" "The desire for freedom and progress is unstoppable."- Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian film director, currently serving a 20-year prison sentence in a strict-regime penal colony in Russia.The full ...
    Posted 13 Sep 2016, 03:35 by Rights in Russia
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Photo for the Day

  • New monument to Stalin put up in Surgut As The Moscow Times reports, a new monument to Joseph Stalin in the Siberian city of Surgut was put up on 15 September 2016 by a local group of activists ...
    Posted 18 Sep 2016, 03:40 by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • Remember the Date: 9 September 1999 - bomb explodes in apartment building on Moscow's Guryanova Street, killing 94 and injuring 249 On 9 September 1999, shortly after midnight, a bomb exploded on the ground floor of a nine-storey apartment building at 19 Guryanova Street in south-east Moscow. Ninety-four ...
    Posted 9 Sep 2016, 01:18 by Rights in Russia
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