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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. 23 (296) 18 June 2018 Weekly Update No. 23 (296) 18 June 2018
    Posted 18 Jun 2018, 14:46 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

  • 21 June 2018 Council Of Europe Calls On Russia To Free Ukrainian Filmmaker SentsovThe chief of Europe's top human rights body is urging Russia to release imprisoned Ukrainian film director Oleh ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

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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: Russia, it’s time to put a stop to arbitrary rule! - Rally in Moscow on 10 June 4 June 2018Source: Moscow Helsinki Group On 10 June 2018, in the run-up to Russia Day, a protest rally will be held against the widespread infringement of citizens ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2018, 11:10 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • Viktor Kogan-Yasny: Russia and Ukraine - Some Brief Observations 5 January 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 partyWhen ...
    Posted 4 Jun 2018, 12:59 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Anton Chivchalov: Why are Jehovah’s Witnesses in prison? [Radio Svoboda] 3 June 2018 by Anton Chivchalov, journalist and blogger Source: Moscow Helsinki Group  [original source: Radio SvobodaThe international human rights website Forum 18 has reported that in Russia seven ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2018, 13:37 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 15 June 2018 Human rights defenders  /  LGBT rights  /  Right of assembly /  Freedom of expression;  Access to information  / Right of association  /  North Caucasus  /  Ukraine Read more
    Posted 17 Jun 2018, 15:23 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

  • Open Russia: Weekly Human Rights Report 15 June 2018"Open Russia’s Human Rights project was set up to provide legal support to people whom the government is persecuting for their opinions, as well as their ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2018, 14:44 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: On 19 January 2009 Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova were shot dead in Moscow On 19 January 2009 human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova were shot dead on Moscow's Prechistenka Street. Rights in Russia was set up one year later ...
    Posted 21 Jan 2018, 09:50 by Rights in Russia
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