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The Court Case Against Oyub Titiyev Is a Tragic Farce

The Court Case Against Oyub Titiyev Is a Tragic...

March 14, 2019

Views 27 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.

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The first criminal case under Kremlin’s &...

February 23, 2019

Views 46 On 23 January, Anastasia Shevchenko, an activist of the Open Russia movement, became the first person arrested and criminally charged for “participating in the activities of a foreign undesirable organization.” However, Open Russia is not a foreign organization — it is a pro-democracy movement operated by Russian citizens, on Russian territory — and

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The first criminal case under Kremlin’s “undesirables” law
“For Human Rights” Group Labeled Foreign Agent

“For Human Rights” Group Labeled Fo...

February 14, 2019

Views 32 On Wednesday, February 13, it was reported that Russia’s Justice Ministry labeled organisation “For Human Rights”, Forum member, a ‘foreign agent’. The Ministry website states that “the group’s compliance with the characteristics of a non-profit organisation performing the functions of a foreign agent was established during the unannounced documentary inspection of its activities.”

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Russia: The authorities must release Dennis Chr...

February 7, 2019

Views 33 The Russian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Dennis Christensen, a Danish national and Jehovah’s Witness, who has been facing trial simply for the exercise of his human rights including his right to freedom of religion, Amnesty International said ahead of a ruling on his case by the Zheleznodorozhny District Court of Oryol,

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Russia: The authorities must release Dennis Christensen, Danish prisoner of conscience and Jehovah’s Witness
Russia: First criminal case under “undesirable organizations” law marks a new level of repression

Russia: First criminal case under “undesirable ...

January 25, 2019

Views 39 The Russian authorities have for the first time used the repressive “undesirable organizations” law to open a criminal case against human rights defender Anastasia Shevchenko, exposing her to the risk of a six-year prison term, Amnesty International said.

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Russia uses ‘foreign agents’ law to...

November 5, 2018

Views 59 The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an exorbitant fine imposed on the independent news outlet The New Times. A Moscow court on October 26 ordered the outlet to pay 22.3 million rubles (US$338,000) for failing to provide financial information under Russia’s “foreign agents” law and ordered the outlet’s editor-in-chief Yevgenia Albats to

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Russia uses ‘foreign agents’ law to hit independent outlet with massive fine
The court dismissed the case of a Crimean Tatar activist accused of extremism for posting a video on a social network

The court dismissed the case of a Crimean Tatar...

November 3, 2018

Views 316 The Kiev District Court of Simferopol dismissed the criminal case of a Crimean Tatar activist Marlen Mustafayev, who had been accused of inciting hatred or hostility because of a Facebook post with Hizb ut-Tahrir symbolism, an organization that is prohibited in Russia. OVD-Info writes about it.

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Crimean Solidarity: statement against persecuti...

November 2, 2018

Views 60 On October 27, 2018 representatives of Crimean occupying authorities stormed a meeting of the Crimean Solidarity. Officers of the Prosecutor’s Office and law enforcement served the defenders and lawyers of Kremlin’s political prisoners notices warning them against violating anti-extremism law as well as the law on gatherings, rallies, demonstrations, processions and pickets.

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Crimean Solidarity: statement against persecution of lawyers and human rights defenders in the occupied Crimea
The security forces handed warnings to the coordinator of the Crimean Solidarity and two lawyers

The security forces handed warnings to the coor...

October 27, 2018

Views 181 The lawyers Eden Semedlyaev, Lilia Gemeji, as well as the coordinator of the public association Crimean Solidarity, Dilyavera Memetov, were released after the visit of Russian security forces to a meeting on October 27. At the same time, everyone was handed warnings on prevention of any violation of legislation in the field of

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In Crimea, a visit from the Center “E&#82...

October 27, 2018

Views 106 On the 27th of October at a Crimean Solidarity meeting in Simferopol, law enforcement officers showed up. Several masked people were filming this on camera. Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov has posted a message about this on his Facebook page. The same information has been confirmed by a correspondent from “Crimea. Realities”.

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In Crimea, a visit from the Center “E” to a “Crimean Solidarity” meeting has been reported
Central European University plans to move to Vienna next year after moves against it by Hungarian government

Central European University plans to move to Vi...

October 26, 2018

Views 50 A university founded by the philanthropist George Soros has announced it has been forced out of Hungary by the government of Viktor Orbán. Central European University, which teaches in English, has gained a reputation as one of the best universities in central and eastern Europe since it was founded in the early 1990s. CEU’s

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The Vatslav Havel Prize was awarded to Ojub Titiev

October 9, 2018

Views 310 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

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The Vatslav Havel Prize was awarded to Ojub Titiev

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