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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. 20 (253) 22 May 2017 Weekly Update No. 20 (253) 22 May 2017
    Posted 22 May 2017, 10:22 by Rights in Russia
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Events

  • Natalya Taubina speaks at UCL on "Shrinking space for civil society in Russia: Challenges and new strategies" 9 May 2017, 06:15 PM - 07:30 PMLocation: Roberts Building G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming LT, Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE, LondonNatalya Taubina is director of the Moscow-based ...
    Posted 8 May 2017, 10:22 by Rights in Russia
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News of the Day

  • 26 May 2017 CPJ Urges Russia To Bring Those Responsible For Journalist's Killing To JusticeThe New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is urging Russian authorities to conduct a “thorough ...
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Quote for the Day

  • Evgeniya Chirikova: "In Russia, any topic, including Pokemon Go, is political." "It’s crazy that in Russia a politician only has the right to speak out if he’s pro-regime. If he’s an oppositionist, he can keep his trap ...
    Posted 22 May 2017, 10:03 by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Yevhen Hrytsyak On 14 May 2017 Yevhen Hrytsyak, a leader of the 1953 Norilsk Gulag uprising, died in the region of Ivano-Frankivsk in Ukraine aged 90. As RFE/RL reported, Yevhen ...
    Posted 22 May 2017, 08:04 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Environmental Watch of the North Caucasus On 17 May 2017 the Supreme Court of Adygei quashed cases against Environmental Watch for Northern Caucasus (EcoWatch) brought under the foreign agent law, and cancelled fines that had been ...
    Posted 22 May 2017, 09:12 by Rights in Russia
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Yury Kuly On 18 May 2017, Yury Kuly, an actor who had been detained at an anti-corruption rally in Moscow on 26 March 2017, was sent to prison for eight months ...
    Posted 22 May 2017, 08:38 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(Russia)‎ Comments

  • Lev Ponomarev: The task of the human rights movement is to prevent the spread of violence in the country 16 May 2017 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ekho Moskvy] By Lev Ponomarev, leader of the For Human Rights movement and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group With less ...
    Posted 25 May 2017, 07:17 by Rights in Russia
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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

  • Evgeniya Chirikova: They will reckon with you only if they sense in you a threat to their power [Facebook] 13 May 2017 By Evgenia Chirikova, public figure, environmental activist, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize for defending human rights Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] Photo: Moscow ...
    Posted 22 May 2017, 07:32 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 19 May 2017 LGBT rights  / Right of assembly  /  Freedom of expression  /  Right of association  /  Torture  /  Alleged terrorism Read more
    Posted 20 May 2017, 13:23 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 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

  • 300 LGBT Celebrated IDAHOT under open St. Petersburg Skies 17 May 2017Source: Coming Out [Выход]Today, the unexpected happened! Over 300 LGBT people and allies celebrated the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on Marsovo pole, the picturesque ...
    Posted 18 May 2017, 04:51 by Rights in Russia
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HRO.org in English

  • Memorial Human Rights Centre: Charges against activists Evgeny Kurakin and Nataliya Lutovinova politically motivated 16 May 2017 Source: HRO.org Memorial Human Rights Centre has declared that activists Evgeny Kurakin and Natalia Lutovinova, both from the town of Reutov near Moscow, are being prosecuted ...
    Posted 22 May 2017, 06:57 by Rights in Russia
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Videos

  • Natalya Taubina: The future for human rights in Russia [in Russian]
    Posted 13 May 2017, 12:43 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 2017 is the 73rd anniversary of the 1944 Deportation of the Crimean Tatar people from their homeland. From Wikipedia: "The forcible deportation of the Crimean Tatars from Crimea ...
    Posted 18 May 2017, 10:38 by Rights in Russia
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