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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. 30 (263) 16 October 2017 Weekly Update No. 30 (263) 16 October 2017
    Posted 16 Oct 2017, 07:56 by Rights in Russia
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Events

  • Article 19: Consultancy opportunity ARTICLE 19 is seeking a consultant to conduct a full evaluation of a two year project, “Promoting and Defending the Right to Information in Russia,” funded by the European Union ...
    Posted 16 Oct 2017, 07:07 by Rights in Russia
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News of the Day

  • 20 October 2017 Moscow Court Rejects Uzbek Journalist's Appeal Against Deportation RulingA Moscow court has rejected a legal claim filed against Russia's Interior Ministry by Ali Feruz, an Uzbek correspondent ...
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Quote for the Day

  • Lev Rubinshtein: "In our day, this abysmal xenophobia most often takes the form of an unbridled, hysterical homophobia" Xenophobia, to which people who have professed different, ‘false’ religions, people of different skin colours, people of ‘other’ convictions and ‘other’ worldviews different from those widely accepted, have been subject ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2017, 02:24 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

  • Pavel Chikov: Putin’s next term in office – a short political forecast 10 October 2017By Pavel ChikovSource: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Newsru.com]In his Telegram-channel, the leader of the Agora International Human Rights Group, Pavel Chikov, has ...
    Posted 18 Oct 2017, 02:34 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • Post-Soviet Long and Winding Roads – Literal and Figurative 3 October 2017By Viktor Kogan-YasnyViktor Kogan-Yasny is chair of the NGO Right to Life and Civic Dignity and is a political adviser to the Yabloko party ...
    Posted 3 Oct 2017, 08:08 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Sergei Pashin: Why Trial by Jury is of Great Legal and Cultural Value (Izvestiya) 20 September 2017By Sergei Pashin, retired federal judge, professor at the Department of Judiciary of the Faculty of Law at the Higher School of Economics, member of the Moscow ...
    Posted 12 Oct 2017, 02:04 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 13 October 2017 Right of assembly / Right of association  / Freedom of expression  /  North Caucasus  /  Crimea, Ukraine Read more
    Posted 16 Oct 2017, 04:51 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

  • Martin Dewhirst reviews Gleb Morev's 'Dissidenty: dvadtsat' razgovorov' [Dissidents: Twenty Conversations] 26 June 2017By Martin DewhirstA review of: Gleb Morev, Dissidenty: dvadtsat' razgovorov [Dissidents: Twenty Conversations], Moscow, 'AST', 2017, 416 pp., 3.000 copies. Coming out as an active ...
    Posted 26 Jun 2017, 04:48 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Groups in Russia

  • OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 25: Prosecutions of protesters continue 20 October 2017OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Friday it sends out a mailing with the latest information on freedom ...
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HRO.org in English

  • European Court of Human Rights rules in case of Nizhny Novgorod human rights defender Stanislav Dmitrievsky 3 October 2017 Source: HRO.org [original source: Committee Against Torture] Photo: Stanislav Dmitrievsky holds the newspaper for which he was prosecuted in 2006On 3 October 2017 the European ...
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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: 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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