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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. 6 (279) 19 February 2018 Weekly Update No. 6 (279) 19 February 2018
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Events

  • The Dmitriev Affair - a Rights in Russia event to be held at Pushkin House on 19th December 2017 at 19:30 Photo by Simeon MaistermanEvent: The Dmitriev AffairWhere: Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TAWhen: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 05:17 by Rights in Russia
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News of the Day

  • 19 February 2018 On February 12-18, eight persons perished in armed conflict in Northern CaucasusDuring the week of February 12-18, 2018, eight people were killed and at least four others ...
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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: We cannot allow the authorities to operate outside the law 8 February 2018 By Lev Ponomarev, executive director of the movement For Human RightsSource: Moscow Helsinki Group (original source: SOL' media projectThe capital's authorities have again refused ...
    Posted 18 Feb 2018, 10:08 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • Rose Glickman: Arseny Roginsky - A Farewell 9 January 2018By Rose GlickmanSource: BASEES - reprinted by kind permissionOne dreary Leningrad day in the winter of 1976, I went home to my room in the dormitory ...
    Posted 21 Jan 2018, 05:42 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Tamara Morshchakova: "The courts can do whatever they like with us, if there is no requirement to provide reasons for a verdict" [MBKh Media] 8 February 2018 By Tamara Morshchakova, doctor of law and a retired judge of the Russian Constitutional courtSource: Moscow Helsinki Group (original source: MBKh media A draft bill drawn ...
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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 16 February 2018 Human rights defenders / Freedom of expression / Parental rights,  Gender / Torture / North Caucasus / Crimea 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

  • Memorial Human Rights Centre: Chechen human rights defender Oyub Titiev is a political prisoner 13 February 2018Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Human rights defender Oyub Titiev, head of the Grozny office of Memorial Human Rights Centre, has been charged with an offence under ...
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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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