Ludmila Alekseeva on a Recent Gathering of Human Rights Activists

posted 6 Oct 2012, 11:30 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 6 Oct 2012, 11:36 ]
28 September, 2012 

By Ludmila Alekseeva, chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group

Source: LiveJournal 

Last Saturday and Sunday (22-23 September) the Moscow Helsinki Group held a conference for its regional partners. Moscow human rights activists were, naturally, also invited. This type of general meeting was necessary because the working conditions for human rights activists are changing dramatically, as incidentally are the circumstances in the country as a whole. Of course our colleagues in the regions are following events and are aware of the new laws, but if it is difficult for us in Moscow to fully understand how they will affect us all, it must be even more difficult for them to get to grips with. That was why the conference was organised, so that specialists could explain the essence of the new laws (on rallies, defamation, NGOs, and others), answer the questions which our colleagues undoubtedly have and to put our heads together to figure out how we can work in these new conditions. [Read more]