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Russia: journalist threatened with expulsion to Uzbekistan

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about Khudoberdi Nurmatov, an Uzbek journalist also known as Ali Feruz, who was arrested as he left his Moscow home yesterday and is now threatened with extradition to Uzbekistan.

Russian FSB officers illegally detain Ukrainian human rights monitors near Crimea

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Olha Skrypnyk, Coordinator of the Crimean Human Rights Group and her colleague Volodymyr Chekryhin have finally been freed after being unwarrantedly detained for several hours by Russia’s FSB while in the buffer zone near Kalanchak.  The activists were driving, together with a representative of the Ombudsperson’s Office, to the Ukrainian checkpoint near the border between mainland Ukraine and occupied Crimea.

A Moscow appellate court sends a Russian nonprofit group packing, after state-owned TV called its founder a spy

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When suing the Russian news media for defamation, it helps to be a billion-dollar state-owned oil company, instead of a blacklisted nonprofit group. That’s the lesson Nadezhda Kutepova learned this week, after an appellate court in Moscow upheld a rejection of her organization’s lawsuit against a major news company.

Russian Activist Dadin Briefly Detained In Moscow

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Russian activist Ildar Dadin has been briefly detained while protesting in Moscow, two weeks after his release from prison. Police detained Dadin on March 10 as he protested outside the Moscow headquarters of Russia's prisons service, according to his wife, Anastasia Zotova, and human rights defender Lev Ponomaryov.

Russian Federation: Search of human rights defender Zoya Svetova’s apartment

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On 28 February 2017, the investigators of the Russian Investigative Committee and representatives of the Federal Security Service (FSB) carried out a search of the apartment of human rights defender and journalist Zoya Svetova, that lasted ten hours.

Beyond Bolotnaya: the future of Russia’s civil society

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On 1-3 February 2017, the VII General Assembly of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum took place in Helsinki. Around 230 representatives of member organisations, as well as observers, funders and journalists attended. The forum topics were relevant for Russia as well as for the EU and included global trends for nationalism and conservatism, modern conflict and its legacy, sustainable development and the reduction of poverty, as well as scenarios for the future of the Baltic States.

Under Attack. Freedom of Association in the Russian Federation

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Under Attack. Freedom of Association in the Russian Federation

Olga Gnezdilova

“Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
No one may be compelled to belong to an association.”

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

After months of checking, SC refuses to open case against Magomed Mutsolgov

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The investigating authorities have refused to initiate criminal proceedings against Ingush human rights defender Magomed Mutsolgov. Law enforcers claimed discovery on the Magomed Mutsolgov's PCs of materials in support of terrorists and materials of pornography. However, none of the law enforcers' claims was confirmed. The human rights defenders have stated that the attempt to discredit the activities of Magomed Mutsolgov and his organization "Mashr" had failed.

Ukraine: Activists ‘Disappeared’ in Separatist Territory

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А Russian lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activist and another person have been missing since January 31, 2017, in the separatist-controlled area of the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine, and are feared to be victims of enforced disappearances, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch is concerned that the de facto authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) have detained them and are refusing to acknowledge their detention.

Stop the persecution of human rights lawyers in occupied Crimea!

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The violent attack against lawyers carrying out their professional duties and defending rights of Ukrainian citizens in the occupied peninsula has been expanding during last two days.

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