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Category: Freedom of Associations

Russia: The authorities must release Dennis Christensen, Danish prisoner of conscience and Jehovah’s Witness

Russia: The authorities must release Dennis Chr...

February 7, 2019

Views 8 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: First criminal case under “undesirable ...

January 25, 2019

Views 22 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: First criminal case under “undesirable organizations” law marks a new level of repression
Russia uses ‘foreign agents’ law to hit independent outlet with massive fine

Russia uses ‘foreign agents’ law to...

November 5, 2018

Views 52 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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The court dismissed the case of a Crimean Tatar...

November 3, 2018

Views 284 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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The court dismissed the case of a Crimean Tatar activist accused of extremism for posting a video on a social network
Crimean Solidarity: statement against persecution of lawyers and human rights defenders in the occupied Crimea

Crimean Solidarity: statement against persecuti...

November 2, 2018

Views 47 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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The security forces handed warnings to the coor...

October 27, 2018

Views 165 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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The security forces handed warnings to the coordinator of the Crimean Solidarity and two lawyers
In Crimea, a visit from the Center “E” to a “Crimean Solidarity” meeting has been reported

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

October 27, 2018

Views 84 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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Central European University plans to move to Vi...

October 26, 2018

Views 35 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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Central European University plans to move to Vienna next year after moves against it by Hungarian government
The Vatslav Havel Prize was awarded to Ojub Titiev

The Vatslav Havel Prize was awarded to Ojub Titiev

October 9, 2018

Views 271 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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George Soros Foundation Sues Hungary on Laws Ta...

October 1, 2018

Views 87 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.

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George Soros Foundation Sues Hungary on Laws Targeting NGOs
In St. Petersburg the eviction of the “Memorial” from the building was suspended

In St. Petersburg the eviction of the “Me...

August 30, 2018

Views 101 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

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Human rights activists appealed to Putin becaus...

August 29, 2018

Views 97 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

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

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