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European Court Orders Russia To Pay Compensation To Bolotnaya Protester

European Court Orders Russia To Pay Compensatio...

July 5, 2018

Views 25 The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that Russia violated the rights of a man who was jailed in connection with a protest on the eve of President Vladimir Putin’s inauguration to his current term. In a decision issued on November 28, the ECHR found that Russian authorities violated Nikolai Kavkazsky’s rights during

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Prominent Russian environmentalist brutally beaten

July 5, 2018

Views 37 The leader of a prominent Russian environmental group has been brutally beaten by unknown attackers, his deputy said Friday. The Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus for years has exposed illegal landfills, the destruction of landscapes and the contamination of waterways in Russia’s south. Some investigations have exposed land grabs by local officials

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Prominent Russian environmentalist brutally beaten
Dozens Of Crimean Tatars Fined Over Protests On Russian-Controlled Peninsula

Dozens Of Crimean Tatars Fined Over Protests On...

July 1, 2018

Views 12 Courts in Russia-controlled Crimea on December 18 fined dozens of Crimean Tatars over single-person demonstrations, in a move which Amnesty International called “a brazen crackdown.” The Crimean Tatars staged the demonstrations in October to protest pressure imposed on practicing Muslims by the Moscow-installed authorities. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry condemned the hearings, calling them

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New Bill On ‘Foreign Agent’ Media A...

July 1, 2018

Views 24 Russian lawmakers have given preliminary approval to a bill that would enable the government to brand some individual journalists and bloggers — not only media outlets — as foreign agents. The bill, passed in the first of three readings in the State Duma on January 12, allows the Justice Ministry to designate people

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New Bill On ‘Foreign Agent’ Media Advances In Russian Duma
Freedom of Assembly in Russia in 2016. Review of Legislation and Law Enforcement

Freedom of Assembly in Russia in 2016. Review o...

June 21, 2018

Views 69 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

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EPDE protests against classification as “...

June 21, 2018

Views 32 On 13 March 2018, the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE), a civil society network of independent election observation organizations, and its Lithuanian member International Elections Study Center (IESC) were classified as “undesirable organizations”by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation. Stefanie Schiffer, EPDE board member, commented: “We protest against the listing

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EPDE protests against classification as “undesirable organization” in Russia

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