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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

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  • Weekly Update No. 35 (268) 20 November 2017 Weekly Update No. 35 (268) 20 November 2017
    Posted 20 Nov 2017, 10:48 by Rights in Russia
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Events

  • EHRAC seeking PR and fundraising experts for Advisory Board The European Human Rights Advocacy Centre is inviting applications for two experts to join our UK-based Advisory Board on a voluntary basis. We are specifically seeking Board members with ...
    Posted 23 Oct 2017, 06:35 by Rights in Russia
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News of the Day

  • 23 November 2017 Veteran Crimean Tatar Activist Dies After Associates Detained By RussiaA prominent elderly Crimean Tatar activist has died after being caught up in an incident in which Russian security officers ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Liudmila Alekseeva: "The authorities should seek to persuade, not intimidate, us" "Vladimir Vladimirovich, we must change the attitude of the authorities to citizens. They should seek to persuade, not intimidate, us. This is harder, but it is the only path to ...
    Posted 7 Nov 2017, 03:01 by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Ilya Novikov Photo: RFE/RLOn 29 June 2017 Ilya Novikov, a deputy head of the Open Russia civic movement and head of the organization's office in Tatarstan, announced that he ...
    Posted 3 Jul 2017, 06:11 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Committee for the Prevention of Torture On 27 June 2017 representatives of three Italian human rights organisations - Antigone, Arcigay and A Buon Diritto - that were visiting the offices of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture ...
    Posted 3 Jul 2017, 10:37 by Rights in Russia
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Mother fined for teenager's participation in 26 March demonstration in Volgograd On 28 June 2016, a court in Volgograd upheld a 10,000 rouble fine imposed on the mother of a teenager who took part in a rally in support of ...
    Posted 3 Jul 2017, 10:39 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(Russia)‎ Comments

  • Aleksei Simonov: Free media exist in our country only in a small number of “special cases” 12 November 2017 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Voice of AmericaInvestigative journalism does exist in today’s Russia, according to Aleksei Simonov, president of the Glasnost Defence Foundation ...
    Posted 20 Nov 2017, 07:50 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • John Crowfoot: Accusations of child sex abuse - and the political subtext in the Dmitriev case 23 October 2017By John CrowfootPhoto of Yury DmitrievAs the Dmitriev trial got under way, journalist Maria Eismont concluded an article about the case ("Dmitriev should be a ...
    Posted 23 Oct 2017, 07:41 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Declaration by former Soviet political prisoners: "It is immoral to support the hypocrisy of the Russian authorities" 30 October 2017Source: Facebook page of Aleksandr Podrabinek. This translation was first published by the website of Vladimir Bukovsky and is republished here by kind permission. The statement can ...
    Posted 6 Nov 2017, 06:40 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 17 November 2017 Freedom of expression  /  Aleksei Navalny  /  Right of association  /  The CourtsRead more
    Posted 20 Nov 2017, 04:59 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: Remember Sandarmokh & the Historian of the Terror Imprisoned in Putin’s Russia 27 October 2017By Halya CoynashSource: Human Rights in UkraineIt is exactly 80 years since the killing by quota began of Ukrainian, Russian and other prisoners sent to ...
    Posted 30 Oct 2017, 10:34 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Groups in Russia

  • Golos: Main News of the Week: 13 — 19 November 2017 17 November 2017 Source: Golos Golos on elections Golos has proposed a root and branch review of the means of financing public associations. We believe that citizens should decide for ...
    Posted 20 Nov 2017, 09:04 by Rights in Russia
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HRO.org in English

  • Irina Flige: “It isn’t the past, it’s still the present” 13 November 2017Special correspondent Sergei Dmitriev of Radio France Internationale’s Russian Service (RFI) interviews Irina Flige, director of the Memorial Research and Information Centre in St. Petersburg, about ...
    Posted 22 Nov 2017, 07:52 by Website Service
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Videos

  • Anastasia Zotova speaks at London's Pushkin House On 20 April 2017 Russian human rights activist Anastasia Zotova spoke at London's Pushkin House at an event organized jointly by Rights in Russia and Index on Censorship. She ...
    Posted 15 Jun 2017, 08:38 by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • Remember the Date: 26 October 2002 - Nord-Ost Theatre Siege ends Russians Mark 15 Years Since Theater Siege, Botched RescueA few hundred people gathered [on 26 October] near a Moscow theater to commemorate victims of a deadly hostage crisis in ...
    Posted 27 Oct 2017, 12:21 by Rights in Russia
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