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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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  • Summer Break Rights in Russia is taking a summer break. Our next Weekly Update will be published on 4 September 2017
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Events

  • Natalya Taubina speaks at UCL on "Shrinking space for civil society in Russia: Challenges and new strategies" 9 May 2017, 06:15 PM - 07:30 PMLocation: Roberts Building G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming LT, Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE, LondonNatalya Taubina is director of the Moscow-based ...
    Posted 8 May 2017, 10:22 by Rights in Russia
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News of the Day

  • 27 July 2017 Memorial Gives File On 13 Missing Chechens To Russian OmbudswomanThe Moscow-based Memorial Human Rights Center has handed materials regarding the fates of 13 Chechen men, who have been ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Lev Rubinshtein: "In our day, this abysmal xenophobia most often takes the form of an unbridled, hysterical homophobia" Xenophobia, to which people who have professed different, ‘false’ religions, people of different skin colours, people of ‘other’ convictions and ‘other’ worldviews different from those widely accepted, have been subject ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2017, 02:24 by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Ilya Novikov Photo: RFE/RLOn 29 June 2017 Ilya Novikov, a deputy head of the Open Russia civic movement and head of the organization's office in Tatarstan, announced that he ...
    Posted 3 Jul 2017, 06:11 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Committee for the Prevention of Torture On 27 June 2017 representatives of three Italian human rights organisations - Antigone, Arcigay and A Buon Diritto - that were visiting the offices of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture ...
    Posted 3 Jul 2017, 10:37 by Rights in Russia
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Mother fined for teenager's participation in 26 March demonstration in Volgograd On 28 June 2016, a court in Volgograd upheld a 10,000 rouble fine imposed on the mother of a teenager who took part in a rally in support of ...
    Posted 3 Jul 2017, 10:39 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(Russia)‎ Comments

  • Temur Kobaliya: Member of Volgograd Human Rights Council Yury Golder detained by police 26 July 2017By Temur Kobaliya, founder and producer at NGO TV, VolgogradPhoto of Yury Golder by Temur KobaliyaYury Golder, a member of the Human Rights Council of ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • Editor's blog: President Putin pays tribute to Liudmila Alekseeva 27 July 2017Reflections on the week of 15- 21 July 2017Meetings between individuals who encapsulate, each in their own way, different aspects of a turbulent period of a ...
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Zoya Svetova: Right to interview. How I took the Federal Prison Service to court [Open Russia] 23 June 2017By Zoya Svetova, journalist, human rights activist, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group human rights prize, and a former member of the Moscow Public Monitoring CommissionSource ...
    Posted 7 Jul 2017, 00:16 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 21 July 2017 Liudmila Alekseeva  / Freedom of expression /  Freedom of conscience  /  Right of assembly  /  LGBT rights  /  Legal cases, Law enforcement Read more
    Posted 23 Jul 2017, 15:09 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

  • Martin Dewhirst reviews Gleb Morev's 'Dissidenty: dvadtsat' razgovorov' [Dissidents: Twenty Conversations] 26 June 2017By Martin DewhirstA review of: Gleb Morev, Dissidenty: dvadtsat' razgovorov [Dissidents: Twenty Conversations], Moscow, 'AST', 2017, 416 pp., 3.000 copies. Coming out as an active ...
    Posted 26 Jun 2017, 04:48 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Groups in Russia

  • OVD-Info Bulletin No. 12: Attacks on Russian journalists must stop 21 July 2017A series of assaults on Russian journalists this week accompany a continuing campaign against anti-corruption activistsOpenDemocracy continues its partnership with the Moscow-based NGO OVD ...
    Posted 21 Jul 2017, 13:05 by Rights in Russia
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HRO.org in English

  • Vera Vasilieva: Aleksei Pichugin's 14 Years Behind Bars without a Fair Trial. The latest ruling of the European Court of Human Rights 18 June 2017 By Vеrа VasilievaSource: HRO.org 19 June 2017 marks fourteen years that the unlawfully convicted Aleksei Pichugin has been behind bars. He has been recognised by ...
    Posted 2 Jul 2017, 06:47 by Rights in Russia
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Videos

  • Anastasia Zotova speaks at London's Pushkin House On 20 April 2017 Russian human rights activist Anastasia Zotova spoke at London's Pushkin House at an event organized jointly by Rights in Russia and Index on Censorship. She ...
    Posted 15 Jun 2017, 08:38 by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • Remember the Date: 18 May 1944 - deportation of the Crimean Tatar people from their homeland 18 May 2017 is the 73rd anniversary of the 1944 Deportation of the Crimean Tatar people from their homeland. From Wikipedia: "The forcible deportation of the Crimean Tatars from Crimea ...
    Posted 18 May 2017, 10:38 by Rights in Russia
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