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Weekly Update No. 25 (298) 2 July 2018

Rights in Russia

Week-ending 29 June 2018 [see also attachment]


Quotes for the Week

Tanya Lokshina [Human Rights Watch]: "We have 17 days to go till the World Cup ends. FIFA has announced its concern for human rights defenders, and pressing Russian officials to release human rights activists would set an important precedent that sports bodies will use their leverage for good"   

Rachel Denber [Human Rights Watch]: "Russia should do right by its national and international obligations to respect freedom of religion"  

Anastasia Kovalevskaya [Amnesty International]: "We reiterate our call on the Russian authorities to drop all restrictive policies on public gatherings and to stop treating freedom of assembly as a privilege they can either give or deny to the Russian people"





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Our thanks to this week's translators:  Anna Bowles, Anna Dvoryanchikova, Chloe Tennant, Joanne Reynolds, John Tokolish, Lindsay Munford, Marian Schwartz, Mary McAuley, Matthew Quigley, Simon Cosgrove and Tatjana Duff  

Project coordinator: Julia Sherwood 


Rights in Russia needs your support

On 19 January 2018 we marked eight years since Rights in Russia was founded. In that time, run largely by volunteers, we have translated hundreds of news stories, organised several events with Russian human rights defenders and our publications are among the top items in Google searches about human rights in Russia. If you share our belief in the importance of our mission, there are several ways in which you can help.  If you would like to make a donation, please visit:, and tell your friends who are interested in Russia about our work and encourage them to donate.  You could also contribute as a volunteer – we need more good translators from Russian, experienced editors and, last but not least, people with website design experience. Please get in touch if you yourself or your friends have these skills.

Rights in Russia is a charity registered in the United Kingdom, charity No. 1147245

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2 Jul 2018, 07:31