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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

  • 29 July 2016 Russian Crime on the Rise, Says Prosecutor GeneralCrime in Russia increased 3 percent in the first half of 2016, Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Buksman said, the RBC newspaper reported ...
    Posted 29 Jul 2016, 04:33 by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Sergei Krivov On 15 July 2016 Sergei Krivov, a jailed participant in the 2012 Bolotnaya Square protest, was released from prison. Sergei Krivov had been a participant in the Bolotnaya Square protest ...
    Posted 16 Jul 2016, 22:58 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Anti-Corruption Foundation On 14 July 2016 the Anti-Corruption Foundation headed by Aleksei Navalny alleged that first deputy prime minister Igor Shuvalov had been using an undeclared $62-million private business jet ...
    Posted 17 Jul 2016, 01:07 by Rights in Russia
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Mahmoud Velitov On 12/7 imam of Moscow's Yardyam Mosque Mahmoud Velitov was arrested on charges of inciting terrorism for alleged support for Abdullah Gappaev, an alleged member of Hizb ut ...
    Posted 17 Jul 2016, 00:14 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(Russia)‎ Comments

  • Boris Altshuler: "Children have become victims of the corruption rife in our society" 5 July 2016Source: 'Children have become victims of the corruption rife in our society,' Moscow Helsinki Group, 5 July 2016 [original source: RegnumThere should be a system of ...
    Posted 17 Jul 2016, 02:13 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

  • Vera Vasilieva on removal of Aleksei Pichugin from penal colony to unknown location (Radio Svoboda) 5 July 2016 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Rаdio Svoboda] Aleksei Pichugin, former director of the department of internal economic security at the Yukos oil company, sentenced to life ...
    Posted 17 Jul 2016, 09:59 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Week by Week

  • Week-ending 22 July 2016 Protest banned            Constitutional Court   Leonid Volkov                    Primorsky Partisans            Investigative CommitteeExtremism Death in custody Unpaid wages Artem Shestakov Pavel Sheremet Amnesty International & Human Rights WatchRight of assembly On 22 ...
    Posted 24 Jul 2016, 07:48 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Month by Month

  • May 2016 Freedom of expression /  Right of assembly  /  Right of association  /  Activists  /  North Caucasus  /  UkraineRead more
    Posted 10 Jul 2016, 12:01 by Rights in Russia
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Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

  • Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: May 2016 In May 2016 there were twelve judgments by the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia.Read more
    Posted 10 Jul 2016, 01:37 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(International)‎ Comments

  • Robert van Voren: Number of political prisoners in Russia continues to increase 29 June 2016 Source: Press Release, Human Rights Initiative for the former USSRThe number of political prisoners in Russia continues to increase, according to the Netherlands-based Human Rights ...
    Posted 16 Jul 2016, 01:36 by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Human Rights Watch: "On July 13, 2016, the official list of active 'foreign agents' comprised 104 groups' "Since June 5, 2014, the Ministry of Justice has designated 136 groups as 'foreign agents.' By June 29, 2016, at least 21 groups have shut down. Also, the Ministry has ...
    Posted 16 Jul 2016, 09:21 by Rights in Russia
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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: 15 July 2009 - the murder of 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 15 Jul 2016, 01:50 by Rights in Russia
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