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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

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  • Weekly Update No. 14 (287) 16 April 2018 Weekly Update No. 14 (287) 16 April 2018
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Events

  • Russia without Historical Memory: An Evening with Irina Flige [10 April 2018, 19:30-21:00, at Pushkin House, London] When: Tuesday, 10 April 2018 at 7:30 PM - 9 PMWhere: Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2TA London, United KingdomTickets: available via: Pushkin HouseHosts: Pushkin Club ...
    Posted 8 Apr 2018, 09:07 by Rights in Russia
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News of the Day

  • 20 April 2018 Siberian Court Bans Anti-Tuleyev Rally Following Deadly Mall FireThe Kemerovo Regional Court in Siberia has overruled a lower court's decision to allow a rally against former regional ...
    Posted 20 Apr 2018, 10:34 by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Johann Bihr [RSF]: "We extend our heartfelt condolences to Maxim Borodin’s family and colleagues, and we demand a full and impartial investigation into his death" “We extend our heartfelt condolences to Maxim Borodin’s family and colleagues, and we demand a full and impartial investigation into his death. In view of the highly sensitive nature ...
    Posted 17 Apr 2018, 12:12 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

  • Liudmila Alekseeva: Kemerovo shouldn’t ask, but demand 27 March 2018Liudmila Alekseeva, chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group, member of the Presidential Council for Human Rights, answers questions from journalists at Deutsche Welle Source: Moscow Helsinki Group ...
    Posted 19 Apr 2018, 11:28 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • Masha Karp: “The Truth! The Truth!” 8 April 2018On 25th March fire ravaged the “Winter Cherry,” a shopping and entertainment centre in the Siberian city of Kemerovo. It was the beginning of school holidays and ...
    Posted 8 Apr 2018, 09:20 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Zoya Svetova on the trial for "riot" of inmates at the Mozhaisk prison for minors [Ekho Moskvy] 24 March 2018 By Zoya Svetova, journalist, human rights activist, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group’s human rights award, and former member of the Moscow Public Oversight Commission Extract ...
    Posted 16 Apr 2018, 12:07 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 20 April 2018 Journalists, activists, officials  /  Freedom of expression /  Prison, pre-trial detention  /  Freedom of assembly  Read more
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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 for 9-15 April 2018 13 April 2018 Source: Golos Golos on elections During the presidential election, we recorded a lot of video clips from polling stations. Now we need your help to watch them ...
    Posted 20 Apr 2018, 12:50 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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