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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

  • Event: BEARR Trust Annual Conference, 11 November 2016 (London) The BEARR Trust 25th Anniversary Conference, 11 November 2016“25 Years On: the development of health and welfare NGOs in the BEARR region”For our anniversary conference we shall be ...
    Posted 2 Nov 2016, 23:05 by Rights in Russia
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News of the Day

  • 8 December 2016 Russian Human Rights Group Memorial Fined as 'Foreign Agent'A Moscow court has fined human rights group Memorial International 300,00 rubles ($4,703) for breaking Russia's infamous "foreign ...
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Quote for the Day

  • Andrei Soldatov: 'All this looks very Soviet, and totally misplaced. After all, the opposition protests in 2011-2012 were not organized or led from abroad.' 'The Doctrine questions the very essence of the modern information society — the free flow of information across borders. “The possibilities of cross-border flow of information are used increasingly for ...
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Ildar Dadin On 1 December 2016,’ Anastasia Zotova said that her husband, Ildar Dadin, had been placed in solitary confinement for six months. As RAPSI reported, Ildar Dadin, who has been sentenced ...
    Posted 4 Dec 2016, 22:59 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: For Human Rights On 28 November the human rights NGO For Human Rights held a press conference at the Sakharov Centre in Moscow, chaired by director of For Human Rights Lev Ponomarev, at ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2016, 05:11 by Rights in Russia
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Oleg Sentsov On 2 December 2016 President Putin turned down a request by film director Aleksandr Sokurov to release imprisoned Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, sentenced to 20 years in a maximum ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2016, 02:58 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(Russia)‎ Comments

  • Liudmila Alekseeva: Speech at the 2016 All-Russian Civiс Forum 19 November 2016Source: Moscow Helsinki GroupThe following is the text of a speech given by Liudmila Mikhailovna Alekseeva, Chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group, at the All-Russian ...
    Posted 28 Nov 2016, 06:13 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • Ildar Dadin: "They forced me to say, Putin is our president." (Meduza) 11 November 2016This article is a translation by Sarah Hurst of: '«Никого ты не спасешь» Рассказ Ильдара Дадина о том, что происходило с ним в ИК-7 — до и ...
    Posted 14 Nov 2016, 09:27 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Interviews

  • An interview with Mikhail Savva: ‘It’s true, I am not an accidental victim. I am their enemy.’ 27 November 2016Early in November, Rights in Russia spoke with Mikhail Savva, the civil society and human rights activist from Krasnodar who now lives in Ukraine, where he has ...
    Posted 27 Nov 2016, 09:49 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Anastasia Zotova: They didn't find any violations in the concentration camp [Ekho Moskvy] 28 November 2016 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group  [original source: Ekho Moskvy] By Anastasia Zotova, journalist and wife of Ildar Dadin Photo of Anastasia Zotova: Moscow Helsinki GroupThe Federal Penitentiary ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2016, 08:59 by Rights in Russia
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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 2 December 2016 Torture and other inhuman, cruel or degrading treatment; the case of Ildar Dadin  /  Freedom of expression  /  Other legal cases  /  Ukraine Read more
    Posted 4 Dec 2016, 22:55 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Month by Month

  • September 2016 Freedom of expression  / Right of association  /  Right of assembly  /  Elections  /  North Caucasus  /  Crimea Read more
    Posted 12 Nov 2016, 13:45 by Rights in Russia
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Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

  • Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: October 2016 In October 2016 there were 45 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia.Read more
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Advisory Committee ‎(International)‎ Comments

  • Sarah Hurst: Letter to Memorial from Oksana Sevastidi, convicted of treason [translation] 2 December 2016Translation of this letter is by Sarah Hurst Source: 'Letter to Memorial from Oksana Sevastidi,' convicted of treason, X-Soviet, 2 December 2016Dear Sergei Konstantinovich,Convicted ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2016, 07:52 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Groups in Russia

  • Legal Training Centre (St Petersburg): Legal Seminar in St Petersburg, 11-12 November 2016 ‘Working with offenders in the community. Alternative forms of justice’ Центр правовых программ (Санкт Петербург)The seminar ‘Working with offenders in the community. Alternative forms of justice’ is the second in a series of seminars held in St. Petersburg in ...
    Posted 7 Dec 2016, 11:15 by Rights in Russia
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HRO.org in English

  • Russian authorities wage war in Syria but refuse asylum to Syrian refugees 6 December 2016 Source: HRO.org The Russian authorities are refusing asylum to refugees from Syria, obstructing the process of documentation and deporting them from the country, justifying their actions ...
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Remember the Date

  • Remember the Date: 8 December 1991 - the end of the Soviet Union On 8 December 1991, the leaders of Russia (Boris Yeltsin), Ukraine(Leonid Kravchuk), and Belarus (Stanislav Shushkevich) signed an agreement at the Belavezha nature reserve in Belarus - the Belavezha Accords ...
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