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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

  • Valentina Cherevatenko speaks in London [19:30, Pushkin House, 9 March 2017] Pushkin Club, Rights in Russia and RAW in WAR proudly invite you to meet a remarkable human rights veteran – Thursday, 9 March, 7.30 pmOn 11 March, at the ...
    Posted 16 Feb 2017, 03:40 by Rights in Russia
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News of the Day

  • 24 February 2017 Dadin's Lawyers Ask European Court To Help Free Him After Sentence RevokedLawyers for Russian political activist Ildar Dadin have asked the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in ...
    Posted 24 Feb 2017, 11:43 by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Jack Margolin: "Platforms like Twitter appear to be walking a fine line" "In the spring of 2015, Roskomnadzor delivered explicit threats to Facebook, Google and Twitter, instructing them to comply with the agency’s removal requests targeting “extremist content,” or risk being ...
    Posted 21 Feb 2017, 13:07 by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Roman Sushchenko On 14 February 2017 Moscow City Court upheld a ruling by Moscow's Lefortovsky district court to extend the pre-trial detention of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko until 30 April ...
    Posted 20 Feb 2017, 06:14 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Migration and Law Network On 12 February 2017 the Migration and Law Network of Memorial Human Rights Centre reported that a court in Leningrad region had dismissed the case against Choi Myung-bok, a ...
    Posted 20 Feb 2017, 04:51 by Rights in Russia
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Ildar Dadin On 22 February 2017 the Supreme Court ordered the release of Ildar Dadin from prison, the BBC reported. Dadin has been serving a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence ...
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Advisory Committee ‎(Russia)‎ Comments

  • Lev Ponomarev on the judgment of the Constitutional Court in the Dadin case 10 February 2017By Lev Ponomarev, executive director of For Human Rights, member of Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Movement For Human Rights] The Constitutional Court ...
    Posted 23 Feb 2017, 03:05 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

  • Alena Popova: Putin signs law decriminalising domestic beatings [Ekho Moskvy] 7 February 2017 Source : Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ekho Moskvy] By Alena Popova, activist Photo: Moscow Helsinki GroupPutin has signed a law decriminalising domestic beatings. Well, now a ...
    Posted 19 Feb 2017, 06:42 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 24 February 2017 Right of assembly / Freedom of expression  / Activists  / North Caucasus  / Ukraine Read more
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Rights in Russia Month by Month

  • November 2016 Ildar Dadin / Right of association / Freedom of expression / Right of assembly / Other court cases / North Caucasus / Ukraine Read more
    Posted 8 Jan 2017, 23:58 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: Quashing of Russian activist Ildar Dadin’s sentence welcome, but not enough 23 February 2017Source: Human Rights in UkraineRussia’s Supreme Court has revoked the sentence against Ildar Dadin under a draconian anti-protest law and recognized the activist’s ...
    Posted 23 Feb 2017, 11:51 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Groups in Russia

  • Asmik Novikova [Public Verdict Foundation]: "Torture—This is not about the Middle Ages, this is what’s happening to people who walk alongside us in the street" [7X7] 6 February 2017This is an extract from an interview by Elena Soloveva with Asmik Novikova, research director at Public Verdict FoundationSource: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Internet journal ...
    Posted 23 Feb 2017, 01:18 by Rights in Russia
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HRO.org in English

  • ‘Foreign agents’ as reflected in a sociological survey 13 February 2017 Source: HRO.org The Yury Levada Centre has conducted a survey on Russian attitudes to the ‘foreign agent’ law and to those who have suffered as a ...
    Posted 23 Feb 2017, 02:41 by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • Remember the Date: 23 February 1944. Deportation of the Chechen and Ingush peoples On 23 February, 1944, the Chechen and Ingush peoples were deported to Siberia and the northern regions of Kazakhstan by order of Joseph Stalin. The operation, conducted on the spurious ...
    Posted 23 Feb 2017, 10:21 by Rights in Russia
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