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Category: Freedom of Associations

Russia blacklists ‘undesirable’ Ukrainian World Congress

Russia blacklists ‘undesirable’ Ukrainian World...

July 16, 2019

Views 4 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.”

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

March 14, 2019

Views 86 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 Court Case Against Oyub Titiyev Is a Tragic Farce
The first criminal case under Kremlin’s “undesirables” law

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

February 23, 2019

Views 107 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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“For Human Rights” Group Labeled Fo...

February 14, 2019

Views 129 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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“For Human Rights” Group Labeled Foreign Agent
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 120 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 106 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 100 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 382 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 117 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 239 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 161 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 100 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

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