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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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News of the Day

  • 27 June 2016 Navalny Says His Brother's Early Release Application RejectedRussian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny says his jailed brother's request for early release has been rejected by prison authorities. In ...
    Posted 27 Jun 2016, 09:28 by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Magomed Suleimanov On 22 June 2016 the Memorial Human Rights Centre suggested Magomed Suleimanov, a Salafist whose body was found at the site of a counterterrorist operation in southern Dagestan, could have ...
    Posted 26 Jun 2016, 10:17 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Women of the Don On 24 June investigators conducted a search of the offices of the NGO Women on the Don in Rostov region. RIA Novosti reported that the head of the Presidential Human ...
    Posted 26 Jun 2016, 07:37 by Rights in Russia
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Scientology On 21 June 2016 10 people were detained as police searched the offices of the St. Petersburg’s scientology organization. Similar searches were also carried out in Moscow and St ...
    Posted 26 Jun 2016, 11:51 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(Russia)‎ Comments

  • Lev Ponomarev: 'Whose agent was Boris Yeltsin? On the 25th anniversary of the first Russian presidential election' 11 June 2016By Lev Ponomarev, leader of the movement “For Human Rights”, member of the Moscow Helsinki GroupSource: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы]This year 12th ...
    Posted 19 Jun 2016, 10:36 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 ...
    Posted 29 Apr 2016, 08:52 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Interviews

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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Sergei Buntman: Galina Starovoitova’s Birthday (Ekho Moskvy) 17 May 2016 By Sergei Buntman, columnist Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ekho Moskvy] Photo: WikipediaMay 17 is the 70th birthday of Galina Starovoitova, the Russian politician and ...
    Posted 30 May 2016, 10:51 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Week by Week

  • Week-ending 24 June 2016 March banned Novaya gazeta Scientology Women of the Don Anti-terrorism bill PACE HIV patients Magomed Suleimanov Investigation  Grigory RodchenkoRight of assembly On 23/6 Moscow authorities rejected a ...
    Posted 27 Jun 2016, 11:54 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Month by Month

  • April 2016 Freedom of expression  /  Right of assembly  /  Right of association  /  Elections - Opposition politicians  /  Dismssals - Appointments / Ukraine Read more
    Posted 5 Jun 2016, 13:22 by Rights in Russia
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Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

  • Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: April 2016 In April 2016 there were four judgments by the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia.Read more
    Posted 6 Jun 2016, 00:35 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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Quote for the Day

  • Hugh Williamson: "Russian authorities should immediately dismiss the case against Cherevatenko and repeal the law that threatens the work of human rights groups in Russia" “The case against Valentina Cherevatenko is the first time a criminal proceeding for noncompliance with the ‘foreign agents’ law has been brought against a human rights defender. Russian authorities should ...
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Photo for the Day

  • Roman Roslovtsev walks on Red Square "Roman Roslovtsev has been jailed for 20 days for taking a walk in a mask depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin, but could face a prison sentence of up to 5 ...
    Posted 16 May 2016, 22:50 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 2016 is the 72nd anniversary of the 1944 Deportation of the Crimean Tatar people from their homeland. Halya Coynash writes: "Regional mejlis or Crimean Tatar self-governing bodies ...
    Posted 17 May 2016, 23:17 by Rights in Russia
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