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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

  • Read our latest Weekly Update here. You can also receive this weekly mailing in your in-box by sending 'subscribe' to subscribe@rightsinrussia.info
  • Weekly Update No. 25 (298) 2 July 2018 Weekly Update No. 25 (298) 2 July 2018
    Posted 2 Jul 2018, 07:30 by Rights in Russia
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Events

  • An event at Pushkin House (London): Fighting for Human Dignity - Nikolai and Tatyana Shchur on conditions in Russian prisons When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 7:30 PM 9:00 PMWhere: Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TATickets: From Pushkin House websiteIn Russian with English translation ...
    Posted 5 May 2018, 09:59 by Rights in Russia
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News of the Day

  • 27 July 2018 Russia Promises UN to End Prison TortureRussia will prosecute perpetrators of torture in its prisons, including guards caught on video beating an inmate that has led to a public ...
    Posted 27 Jul 2018, 14:41 by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Marie Struthers [Amnesty International]: "The protection of Irina Biryukova and Yevgeny Makarov must be a priority for the Russian authorities" “Irina Biryukova’s brave decision to expose the appalling abuse within IK-1 penal colony is the latest example of her dedication to protecting others from torture and other ill ...
    Posted 30 Jul 2018, 08:23 by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Head of Memorial's office in Chechnya, Oyub Titiev, remains in custody This week Oyub Titiev, head of the Chechnya office of Memorial Human Rights Centre has remained in custody on drugs' possession charges widely believed be fabricated. On 15 January 2018 ...
    Posted 22 Jan 2018, 06:40 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Memorial Human Rights Centre On 17 January 2018, masked men set fire to the office of the Memorial Human Rights Centre in Nazran, Ingushetia. As RFE/RL reported, Memorial said the action "was part ...
    Posted 22 Jan 2018, 06:41 by Rights in Russia
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Constitutional Court refuses to hear Aleksei Navalny's complaint over election ban On 19 January 2018, the Constitutional Court refused to consider a complaint brought by opposition politician Aleksei Navalny concerning the ruling by the Central Electoral Commission on 25 Decemer 2017 ...
    Posted 22 Jan 2018, 08:20 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(Russia)‎ Comments

  • Lev Ponomarev: "The system is increasingly protecting itself from all possibility of dialogue with society." On the proposal of the Supreme Court to equate pickets to rallies 21 June 2018 By Anna BegiashviliSource: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: The InsiderThe Plenum of the Supreme Court has proposed equating individual pickets taking place at the same ...
    Posted 2 Jul 2018, 07:02 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • Viktor Kogan-Yasny: On the presidential elections, civil society, today's politics, Ukraine - and remembering Sajudis 30 July 2018 By Viktor Kogan-Yasny Viktor Kogan-Yasny is chair of the NGO Right to Life and Civic Dignity and a political adviser to the Yabloko partyA ...
    Posted 30 Jul 2018, 13:25 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • ‘Stamping out all new shoots.’ Pavel Litvinov on the USSR and contemporary Russia [Radio Svoboda] 8 June 2018An interview with Pavel LitvinovSource: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Svoboda] Pavel Litvinov, Viktor Fainberg, and Tatyana Bayeva – who took part in the demonstration on ...
    Posted 26 Jun 2018, 05:50 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 27 July 2018 Human rights defenders,  activists  / Torture  /  Freedom of religion  /  Freedom of expression / Crimea,  Ukraine Read more
    Posted 30 Jul 2018, 05:35 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 is destroying 16th Century Crimean Tatar Khan’s Palace in occupied Crimea 10 January 2017By Halya CoynashSource: Human Rights in UkraineThere are compelling grounds for fearing that Russia’s so-called ‘restoration work’ on the world-renowned Khan’s ...
    Posted 10 Jan 2018, 09:53 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Groups in Russia

  • Golos: News Digest 29 October to 4 November 2018 3 November 2018Golos on Elections Last call for Muscovites. If you haven’t decided whether to be a member of a local polling commission, with the right to vote ...
    Posted 11 Nov 2018, 12:44 by Rights in Russia
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HRO.org in English

  • Memorial after Arseny Roginsky 1 February 2018Source: HRO.org The death of Arseny Roginsky is a huge loss for Memorial. He was not only the chair of the board of the International Memorial ...
    Posted 8 Feb 2018, 06:39 by Rights in Russia
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Videos

  • Pushkin Club and Rights in Russia hold discussion of trial of historian Yury Dmitriev [full version] On 19 December 2017 Pushkin Club and Rights in Russia held a joint event to discuss the trial of Yury Dmitriev, a Gulag researcher, who has been locating and exhuming ...
    Posted 21 Dec 2017, 09:54 by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • Remember the Date: 15 July 2009 - the murder of human rights defender Natalia Estemirova On 15 July 2009 human rights defender Natalia Estemirova, a staff member of the Memorial Human Rights Centre's office in Grozny, Chechnya, was abducted and killed. As Human Rights ...
    Posted 16 Jul 2018, 08:13 by Rights in Russia
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