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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."
 
Ludmila Alekseeva
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News of the Day

  • 25 May 2016 Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko released by Russia in prisoner swap dealSavchenko flying home from Russia in deal that sees release of two Russian servicemen by KievA Ukrainian pilot ...
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Our Latest Weekly Update

  • Weekly Update No. 21 (210) 23 May 2016 Weekly Update No. 21 (210) 23 May 2016 
    Posted 22 May 2016, 13:45 by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Amnesty International: 'Russian authorities [should] immediately end any proceedings and attempts to open a criminal case against Valentina Cherevatenko' "Please write immediately in Russian or your own language:Urging the Russian authorities to immediately end any proceedings and attempts to open a criminal case against Valentina Cherevatenko for violation ...
    Posted 22 May 2016, 22:52 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 2016 is the 72nd anniversary of the 1944 Deportation of the Crimean Tatar people from their homeland. Halya Coynash writes: "Regional mejlis or Crimean Tatar self-governing bodies ...
    Posted 17 May 2016, 23:17 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia: Week by Week

  • Week-ending 20 May 2016 Freedom of expression  /  Right of association  /  Right of assembly  /  Right to privacy   /  Violence against activists  /  North Caucasus /  Ukraine Read more
    Posted 20 May 2016, 07:25 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia: Month by Month

  • March 2016 Freedom of expression  /  Right of assembly  /  Right of association  /  Nadia Savchenko  /  Ombudsperson  /  North Caucasus Read more
    Posted 2 May 2016, 05:17 by Rights in Russia
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Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

  • Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: March 2016 In March 2016 there were 11 judgments by the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia.Read more
    Posted 2 May 2016, 05:50 by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Petr Pavlensky On 18 May 2016 Petr Pavlensky, held in pre-trial detention in Moscow, alleged that police officers escorting him to Moscow City Court assaulted him, causing serious injury. RFE/RL ...
    Posted 20 May 2016, 10:28 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Women of the Don On 6 May 2016 and 10 May 2016, as Human Rights Watch has reported, the Investigative Committee summoned Valentina Cherevatenko (chair of the Coordination Council and on the Board of ...
    Posted 20 May 2016, 09:21 by Rights in Russia
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Roman Roslovtsev On 16 May 2016 activist Roman Roslovtsev was jailed for 20 days by Tver district court in Moscow for taking a walk in a mask depicting President Putin and wearing ...
    Posted 20 May 2016, 10:49 by Rights in Russia
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What We Say

  • "Boris, you were right!" We salute Boris Nemtsov, a courageous democratic politician 1 March 2015Photo: WikipediaWe honour Boris Nemtsov (1959 – 2015), a courageous democratic politician, murdered late at night in central Moscow on 27 February 2015. He was gunned down ...
    Posted 1 Mar 2015, 23:41 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee (Russia) Comments

  • Georgy Satarov on the Constitution: 'The system of separation of powers has stopped working' 10 May 2016Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ekho Moskvy]Below is an extract from: Olga Zhuraleva: 'Osoboe mnenie' with Georgy Satarov, Ekho Moskvy, 10 May 2016Olga Zhuravleva ...
    Posted 16 May 2016, 06:18 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee (International) Comments

  • Jens Siegert: Does Russian Civil Society Exist Today? 25 April 2016Author: Jens SiegertAre we back at point zero or even below it?Fundamental rights have been limited, step by step, ever since Vladimir Putin took office ...
    Posted 26 Apr 2016, 12:31 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

  • Sergei Kovalev on Tatyana Moskalkova (Radio Svoboda) 22 April 2016 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Svoboda] - below is an extract from 'Оt Kovaleva do Moskal'kovoi,' Radio Svoboda, 22 April 2016Photo of Sergei Kovalev ...
    Posted 9 May 2016, 05:49 by Rights in Russia
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Voices from the Past

  • The trial of Tatyana Velikanova, 27-29 August 1980 From 5 August to 9 October 1980 (Chronicle of Current Events, No 58) twenty two people were prosecuted in the USSR in a succession of political trials. Many of the ...
    Posted 15 Feb 2016, 08:32 by Rights in Russia
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Noticeboard

  • LSE event: Defending Human Rights in Russia Date of original post: 16 December 2014Source: LSEWhen: Wednesday 21 January 2015, 6.30-8pmWhere: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSESpeakers: Sergei A. Golubok, Dmitri ...
    Posted 5 Jan 2015, 08:23 by Rights in Russia
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