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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
  • Update: We are delighted to bring to your attention some recent publications on our website 1 May 2019Dear Friends,After a prolonged break, we are delighted to bring to your attention some recent publications on our website. Please also note our upcoming event at ...
    Posted 8 May 2019, 09:53 by Rights in Russia
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Events

  • Film Screening: The Right to Memory - a film about Arseny Roginsky. At Pushkin House on Tuesday 11 December at 18:30 On Tuesday, 11 December at 18:30, Pushkin Club and Rights in Russia present  the UK premiere of ‘The Right to Memory’ (directed by Ludmila Gordon), a new documentary about ...
    Posted 2 Dec 2018, 08:49 by Rights in Russia
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News of the Day

  • 27 July 2018 Russia Promises UN to End Prison TortureRussia will prosecute perpetrators of torture in its prisons, including guards caught on video beating an inmate that has led to a public ...
    Posted 27 Jul 2018, 14:41 by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Marie Struthers [Amnesty International]: "The protection of Irina Biryukova and Yevgeny Makarov must be a priority for the Russian authorities" “Irina Biryukova’s brave decision to expose the appalling abuse within IK-1 penal colony is the latest example of her dedication to protecting others from torture and other ill ...
    Posted 30 Jul 2018, 08:23 by Rights in Russia
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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

  • Natalya Taubina: "The 'foreign agent' label is a kind of seal of quality" 19 February 2019An interview with Natalya Taubina by Zoya SvetovaSource: MBKh Media  On 16 February 2019, Public Verdict Foundation, an NGO that defends victims of police violence, turned ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2019, 00:36 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • Sergei Nikitin: April 2019 - the application of anti-extremism legislation in Russia; and violations of human rights in a Sverdlovsk prison colony 6 May 2019In these monthly blogs, Sergei Nikitin presents a selection of materials about human rights in Russia.Sergei Nikitin headed Amnesty International's Moscow office from 2003 until ...
    Posted 8 May 2019, 09:50 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Radio Svoboda: Lev Shlosberg reports threats made against him 21 February 2019By Liudmila SavitskayaSource: Radio Svoboda Oppositionist and member of Pskov region legislative assembly Lev Shlosberg has said, in a video posted on the the YouTube channel ...
    Posted 22 Feb 2019, 06:34 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 27 July 2018 Human rights defenders,  activists  / Torture  /  Freedom of religion  /  Freedom of expression / Crimea,  Ukraine Read more
    Posted 30 Jul 2018, 05:35 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. 103: Police violence, a guide to the Network case, and a special project on the Bolotnaya Square protests 17 May 2019OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Friday OVD-Info sends out a mailing with the latest news, which ...
    Posted 19 May 2019, 11:03 by Rights in Russia
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HRO.org in English

  • Memorial after Arseny Roginsky 1 February 2018Source: HRO.org The death of Arseny Roginsky is a huge loss for Memorial. He was not only the chair of the board of the International Memorial ...
    Posted 8 Feb 2018, 06:39 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: 15 July 2009 - the murder of human rights defender Natalia Estemirova On 15 July 2009 human rights defender Natalia Estemirova, a staff member of the Memorial Human Rights Centre's office in Grozny, Chechnya, was abducted and killed. As Human Rights ...
    Posted 16 Jul 2018, 08:13 by Rights in Russia
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