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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

  • 29 April 2016 Schoolchildren attacked by nationalist protesters in MoscowPicketers accused of dousing students in ammonia and disinfectant as they arrived at an awards ceremonyGuests at an event organised by Russia ...
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Our Latest Weekly Update

  • Weekly Update No. 17 (206) 25 April 2016 Weekly Update No. 17 (206) 25 April 2016
    Posted 25 Apr 2016, 10:32 by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

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Remember the Date

  • Remember the Date: 18 March 2014 - the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation On 18 March 2014 the Russian Federation formally annexed the Ukrainian territory of Crimea. Ukraine considers the annexation to be a violation of international law and the event was condemned ...
    Posted 18 Mar 2016, 04:03 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia: Week by Week

  • Week-ending 22 April 2016 Elections  /  Freedom of expression  /  Right of association   /  International law Read more
    Posted 25 Apr 2016, 00:32 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia: Month by Month

  • February 2016 Freedom of expression  /  Right of association  /  Right of assembly  /  Political activists  /  Justice system  /  Ukraine Read more
    Posted 25 Mar 2016, 06:50 by Rights in Russia
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Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

  • Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: February 2016 In February 2016 the European Court of Human Rights issued 11 judgments with regard to Russia.Read more
    Posted 25 Mar 2016, 03:40 by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Mykola Semena On 19 April 2016 prosecutors in Crimea opened a criminal case against journalist Mykola Semena who is an outside reporter for the Ukrainian service of Radio Svoboda. According to reports ...
    Posted 25 Apr 2016, 09:50 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Sotsium On 19 April 2016 Meduza website reported that the NGO Sotsium, which is based in the city of Engels in Saratov region, has been labeled a ‘foreign agent’. Sotsium is ...
    Posted 25 Apr 2016, 07:49 by Rights in Russia
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Prisoners' voting rights On 19 April 2016 the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation ruled that the Russian government may ignore part of a European Court of Human Rights judgment in a dispute ...
    Posted 25 Apr 2016, 08:17 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

  • Liudmila Alekseeva: "Why I love Senya. Celebrating the birthday of Arseny Roginsky" 30 March 2016By Liudmila Alekseeva, head of the Moscow Helsinki GroupSource: Moscow Helsinki GroupI heard of Arseny Roginsky long before I got to know him. After all ...
    Posted 10 Apr 2016, 09:49 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 ...
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Rights in Russia Interviews

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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Sergei Pashin: "The death rate in Moscow’s pre-trial detention centres is relatively high" (Kommersant-FM) 1 April 2016Source: Moscow Helsinki Group (original source: Kommersant)According to the press service of Moscow City Court, Moscow courts detained seven times less suspects in custody, placing them ...
    Posted 6 Apr 2016, 11:05 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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