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An interview with Natalya Taubina: "Surrendering your principles leads down the road to nowhere" []

posted 12 Mar 2018, 10:17 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 13 Mar 2018, 12:40 ]
2 March 2018 

An interview with Natalya Taubina, director of Public Verdict Foundation, with Yulia Bashinova, for 

Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Colta

Natalya Taubina is director of Public Verdict Foundation, a human rights group which for 14 years has been assisting people who have been victims of the violations by law enforcement agencies. In an interview with Yulia Bashinova, published in COLTA.RU, Natalia Taubina spoke about the work of human rights activists and how to persevere in a time of repression.

— When and how did you begin your civil society activism?

— In 1992, I was a student in my last year at Moscow Engineering Physics Institute. I studied in the cybernetics department and worked with databases. My research advisor said that he had acquaintances who needed to systematize requests from refugees and immigrants from Central Asia in order to help them more effectively. I went to the Civic Forum, where I met Lidiya Ivanovna Grafova. [Read the translation of the full interview here]