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Human Rights in Crimea

Asan Chapukh, accused on the “Vedzie Kashka” case has stopped the hunger strike due to health reasons

Asan Chapukh, accused on the “Vedzie...

Crimea News Special Projects

The Crimean Tatar activist Asan Chapukh, defendant on the “Vedzie Kashka” case, stopped the hunger strike due to his worsening health. Anton Naumlyuk, a correspondent of Radio Liberty, posted this on Facebook. The activist stopped th[...]

Freedom of Associations

In St. Petersburg the eviction of the “Memorial” from the building was suspended

In St. Petersburg the eviction of the “Memorial” from the building was suspended

August 30, 2018

The Property Relations Committee of St. Petersburg suspended the termination of the lease agreement with the local “Memorial” office. The human rights society is being evicted from the building it occupies on Razyezzhaya Street. On August 30, Deputy Boris Vishnevsky, who had previously sent a request to the authorities, published a letter from the governor of […]

Human rights activists appealed to Putin because of Kadyrov’s threats to ban them from working in Chechnya

Human rights activists appealed to Putin b...

August 29, 2018

International human rights organizations Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Front Line Defenders wrote an open letter to the Russian President Vladimir Putin asking him to respond to the words of Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov. He said that after the trial of the head of the Grozny “Memorial” Oyub Titiev, Chechnya will become a “forbidden […]

The General Prosecutors Office declared the American environmental organization to be a threat to Russia

The General Prosecutors Office declared th...

August 25, 2018

The General Prosecutors office recognized the American Pacific Environment organization (PERC, Pacific Center for the Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources) as “undesirable”, according to the website of the agency. “It is established that the work of the organization is a threat to the fundamentals of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation and […]

Freedom of Assembly

In Crimea, special force operatives conduct searches in the living quarters of several local residents

In Crimea, special force operatives conduc...

September 4, 2018

On the morning of September 4, several residents of Crimea have been searched and detained. Civil activist Marlen Mustafayev was taken to the Crimean Internal Affrairs Ministry headquarters, Zarema Kulametova was taken to a house where entrepreneur Abdulla Yakubov was being searched. This is reported by the Crimean Solidarity project. The search of Marlen Mustafayev’s […]

The court in Samara confirmed the arrest of a pensioner accused of creating an extremist community

The court in Samara confirmed the arrest o...

September 1, 2018

The Samara Regional Court found the arrest lawful of a pensioner Lyubov Kuzaeva, who is accused of several extremist articles. This was reported in the International Human Rights Group “Agora” referring to the lawyer Timur Miftahutdinov, representing the interests of Kuzaeva. The court upheld the decision of the Samara district court to arrest Kuzaeva until […]

Emigration

A refugee, who was deported from Poland to Russia, was kidnapped in Chechnya

A refugee, who was deported from Poland to...

September 3, 2018

A refugee from Chechnya, Azamat Baiduev, deported from Poland to Russia on August 31, was kidnapped the day after his return to the republic. This was reported by a human rights activist and head of the Human Rights Analysis Center Ahmed Gisayev. Gisayev suggests that the Chechen spetsnaz could have kidnapped the man. According to […]

More than 200 “Jehovah’s Witnesses” from Russia asked for a shelter in Finland. Some have already been refused

More than 200 “Jehovah’s Witne...

August 22, 2018

More than 200 members of the organization “Jehovah’s Witnesses”, which is recognized as extremist and banned in Russia, have applied for a shelter in Finland. Only from the beginning of 2018, about 100 members of this organization came to the country. So far, the representative of the migration service of Juha Simil told the Finnish newspaper […]

In 2017, 125 people left Chechnya because of the persecution of LGBT people

In 2017, 125 people left Chechnya because ...

August 7, 2018

Since the beginning of the 2017, at least 125 people have left Chechnya because of the persecution of LGBT by local authorities, the Russian LGBT Network reported.  “There are 49 people among them who were detained in Chechnya by law enforcers and questioned. They were required to confess to non-traditional orientation and to share data […]

Freedom of Assembly in Russia in 2016. Review of Legislation and Law Enforcement

Freedom of Assembly in Russia in 2016. Rev...

June 21, 2018

Criminalisation of the protest continues in Russia: the legislation is moving towards the creation of lists of the undesirable and the unreliable, which, probably, will soon be arrested simply for being in these lists. The so-called “Yarovaya Package”1 is a serious attempt to equate the authorities’ criticism not with extremism, but with terrorism, and at the […]

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