International Rights Groups on Russia
George Leech, 'Violence in the Name of "Traditional Values." Russia Looks Away While Pro-Kremlin Groups Commit Abuses,' Human Rights Watch, 21 March 2017
'The “Different Wars” Exhibition Has to Be Continued in Lithuania,' EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, 17 March 2017
"The Steering Committee of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum and the Working Group “Historical Memory and Education” condemn the request by Žygimantas Pavilionis and Povilas Urbšys, MPs of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, to close down the Exhibition “Different Wars: National School Textbooks on World War II” published on 16 March 2017 on the Seimas’ webpage."
'Russia: Government vs. Rights Groups. The Battle Chronicle,' Human Rights Watch, 17 March 2017
"The ministry has removed its 'foreign agent' tag from over 20 groups, acknowledging that they had stopped accepting foreign funding. Accordingly, as of March 17, 2017, the official list of active 'foreign agents' consisted of 100 groups."
Amnesty International: Crimea - Rapidly Deteriorating Human Rights Situation in the International Blind Spot
'UKRAINE: RAPIDLY DETERIORATING HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL BLIND SPOT IN CRIMEA,' Amnesty International, 17 March 2017
"The de facto and Russian authorities must respect the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association, and the right to a fair trial, for everyone in Crimea, and ensure that these rights can be exercised by any individual and group, without discrimination on the grounds of political or religious views, ethnicity, or any other grounds."
'Human Rights Council: With Human Rights under Threat, a Time for Leadership. Item 2 – Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner on his Annual Report,' Human Rights Watch, 9 March 2017
Amnesty International: SUBMISSION TO THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS: GARABAYEV V. RUSSIAN FEDERATION GROUP OF CASES
'UZBEKISTAN: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S SUBMISSION TO THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS: GARABAYEV V. RUSSIAN FEDERATION (NO.38411/02) GROUP OF CASES,' Amnesty International, 7 March 2017
'Authorities search Zoya Svetova's apartment', Front Line Defenders, 2 March 2017
'Russia: police raided home of journalist and human rights activist Zoya Svetova,' Russian Federation of Journalists, 1 March 2017
'Russian security forces raid journalist Zoya Svetova's home,' Committee to Protect Journalists, 28 February 2017
Amnesty International: ‘Deeply alarming’ raid targets human rights activist and journalist Zoya Svetova
'Russia: "Deeply alarming" raid targets human rights activist and journalist Zoya Svetova,' Amnesty International, 28 February 2017
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