Human Rights in Crimea
On 30 May 2019 two Crimean Tatar activists Lutfie Zudieva and Mumine Salieva were detained by the Russian enforcement agents (Center for Combating Extremism) in the occupied Crimea. Lutfie Zudieva was apprehended on her way home from the market,[...]
Freedom of Associations
September 12, 2019
В штабах Навального начались обыски. Они идут в более 40 городах России, сообщил бывший глава предвыборного штаба Алексея Навального Леонид Волков (всего штабы Навального созданы в 45 городах). В Перми полицейские залезли в штаб через окно, в Екатеринбурге — открыли дверь своим ключом. Сотрудники силовых структур пришли не только в сами штабы, но и домой к координаторам и волонтерам, отметил Волков. По его оценке, общее число обысков превысило 150, […]
July 16, 2019
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), the Canada-based assembly of Ukrainian communities abroad, has been branded an “undesirable organization” in a decision by the Russian prosecutor general’s office, which said it posed a threat to “the constitutional framework and security of the Russian Federation.”
March 14, 2019
After 14 months behind bars and a trial that’s dragged out for eight months, Chechen human rights activist Oyub Titiyev gave his closing statement on Monday. Titiyev has headed the office of the Russian human rights group Memorial in Grozny for nine years, collecting harrowing evidence of abuses and injustices committed by Chechen authorities.
Freedom of Assembly
September 17, 2019
Moscow Tverskoy District Court Judge Alexey Krivoruchko has sentenced Pavel Ustinov, a young up-and-coming actor, to 3.5 years in prison for supposedly attacking a member of Russia’s National Guard at a protest on August 3. Prosecutors asked the court to incarcerate him for six years.
September 17, 2019
Russian political prisoners in 2019 and the role for the OSCE Convenor: Human Rights Center “Memorial” Working language: English, Russian 19 September, 08:15-09:45 Venue: Meeting Room 3 Warsaw National Stadium (PGE Narodowy), Aleja Poniatowskiego 1, GATE 1, 2nd floor Summary: According to Memorial, Russia’s most respected human rights organization, there are more than 300 political prisoners in the country. The estimate […]
June 28, 2019
The head of a Russian environmental organization has been forced to flee to Germany to avoid arrest on several charges stemming from Russia’s so-called foreign agent law, which targets non-profit groups receiving even small amounts of foreign assistance.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]