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Human Rights in Crimea

Balukh, the Ukrainian activist may be in the Kerch colony

Balukh, the Ukrainian activist may be in t...

Crimea News Special Projects

The Ukrainian activist Vladimir Balukh is in the Kerch colony. This was reported on the 18th of October by “Crimea. Realii ” with a reference to the deputy chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ahtem Chiygoz. Prior to this, Natalya,[...]

Freedom of Associations

The Vatslav Havel Prize was awarded to Ojub Titiev

The Vatslav Havel Prize was awarded to Ojub Titiev

October 9, 2018

The Human Rights Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Prize of Vatlav Havel was awarded to the head of the Chechen branch of the Memorial Human Rights Center Oyub Titiyev, who is currently in custody. This was stated at the PACE session, which opened on Monday in Strasbourg, said PACE chairwoman Lilian Mori Pasquier.

George Soros Foundation Sues Hungary on Laws Targeting NGOs

George Soros Foundation Sues Hungary on La...

October 1, 2018

An international philanthropic organization founded by billionaire George Soros said Monday it has filed applications before the European Court of Human Rights and Hungary’s Constitutional Court to challenge recent laws in Hungary targeting civic groups working with refugees and asylum-seekers. That’s writes NYT.

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

In St. Petersburg the eviction of the &#82...

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 […]

Freedom of Assembly

The employee of Amnesty International was kidnapped and was beaten in Ingushetia

The employee of Amnesty International was ...

October 15, 2018

In Ingushetia, an Amnesty International researcher Oleg Kozlovsky was kidnapped. He was monitoring the protests against the transfer of the land to Chechnya. As reported on the website of the international organization. On October 6, the day after Kozlovsky arrived in Magas, a man knocked on his hotel room door. Using false information that one […]

The details of the morning search in Belogorsk became known

The details of the morning search in Belog...

October 11, 2018

Employees of the Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) on the morning of October 11 carried out investigative activities in a private house in Belogorsk in order to identify “illegals”. This was reported by the public association “Crimean Solidarity”.

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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