Maria Eismont: 'Even in today's Russia, everyone has the opportunity to obey both their conscience and the law. And if you're not up to protesting or fighting, you can at least still avoid participating'

posted 29 Dec 2015, 01:51 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 29 Dec 2015, 02:03 ]
"Even in today's Russia, everyone has the opportunity to obey both their conscience and the law. And if you're not up to protesting or fighting, you can at least still avoid participating. [...] Making sure that the authors of Russia's repressive laws and repressive court sentences don't escape as faceless and nameless is just as important as ensuring that these decisions are repealed. [...] Sooner or later, the repressive laws will be repealed. They'll be ruled either unconstitutional or inhumane. When that happens, we mustn't forget who made these measures possible."

    - Maria Eismont, journalist

Source: Maria Eismont, 'Opinion: Ensuring that the regime doesn't escape faceless. Naming names in the judicial and legislative machine of Russia's modern-day repression,' Meduza, 23 December 2015 [translation by Meduza of original Russian text Maria Eismont, 'U lzhi est' imena. Nel'zya zabyvat' avtorov repressivnykh zakonov i prigovorov,' Vedomosti, 23 December 2015]

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