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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

  • Anastasia Zotova speaks on human rights in Russia [videos] Pushkin Club, Rights in Russia and Index on Censorship held a joint event at Pushkin House on the evening of Thursday 20 April. This was an opportunity to meet someone ...
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News of the Day

  • 24 April 2017 Moscow court dismisses lawsuit filed by Jehovah’s Witnesses over suspension of activitiesThe Zamoskvoretsky District Court of Moscow has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Jehovah's Witnesses against Russian ...
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Quote for the Day

  • Philip Leach: “This judgment [...] establishes the extent of the Russian authorities’ responsibility for severe loss of life during the Beslan School Siege" “This ground-breaking judgment provides a significant measure of justice for the families, after so many years. It establishes the extent of the Russian authorities’ responsibility for severe loss of ...
    Posted 14 Apr 2017, 09:12 by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Elena Milashina On 15 April 2017 in an interview with The Washington Post Novaya gazeta journalist Elena Milashina said she had left Moscow because of threats made against Novaya gazeta staff following ...
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Mashr On 20 April 2017, the Justice Ministry removed Ingush human rights NGO Mashr from the register of ‘foreign agents’. Caucasian Knot reported that: "In his post 'Russia’s MoJ: "Mashr ...
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Jehovah's Witnesses On 20 April 2017 the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation designated Jehovah's Witnesses as an extremist organization. The BBC reported that the Supreme Court had "accepted the government ...
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Advisory Committee ‎(Russia)‎ Comments

  • Aleksandr Verkhovsky on what you have to do to become a foreign agent in Russia 14 April 2017The director of the Sova Centre for Information and Analysis, Moscow-Helsinki Group Prize winner Aleksandr Verkhovsky, speaks to Olga Timofeeva about the Centre’s work and ...
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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

  • Leonid Nikitinsky on why the Human Rights Council didn’t adopt the draft declaration on the Novaya gazeta situation [Open Russia] 17 April 2017 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group  [original source: Оpen Russia] Photo: Moscow Helsinki GroupA declaration on the scandal surrounding Novaya Gazeta’s publications on persecution of gay people ...
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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 21 April 2017 LGBT persecution in Chechnya /Freedom of conscience  / Freedom of expression  / Right of association  /  Discrimination  /  'Anti-extremism'  / Crimea Read more
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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 reinstates darkest Soviet days by banning the Jehovah’s Witnesses 21 April 2017Source: Human Rights in UkraineRussia’s Supreme Court has ignored the country’s Constitution and the decades of religious persecution under Soviet rule and banned the ...
    Posted 21 Apr 2017, 12:30 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Groups in Russia

  • Memorial Human Rights Centre: 15 Muslims, charged with preparing a terrorist attack on the Kirghiziya Cinema, are political prisoners 17 April 2017 Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Weapons were planted on the defendants and they were charged with preparing an act of terrorism and sentenced to terms of between ...
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HRO.org in English

  • The case of Yury Dmitriev: “He always expected an attack” 18 April 2017By Elizaveta Mayetnaya, Radio Liberty Source: HRO.org [original source: Radio Svoboda] A criminal investigation concerning Yury Dmitriev – the 61-year-old historian who heads the Karelian ...
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Remember the Date

  • Remember the Date: 5 March 1940 - Soviet authorities order the mass killing of Polish officers that became known as the Katyn Massacre "The Katyn massacre, a series of mass executions of Polish nationals carried out by the NKVD (People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs) in April and May 1940, was prompted by ...
    Posted 6 Mar 2017, 04:31 by Rights in Russia
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