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The Vatslav Havel Prize was awarded to Ojub Titiev

The Vatslav Havel Prize was awarded to Ojub Titiev

October 9, 2018

Views 173 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 44 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 40 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 37 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
The General Prosecutors Office declared the American environmental organization to be a threat to Russia

The General Prosecutors Office declared the Ame...

August 25, 2018

Views 27 The General Prosecutors office recognized the American Pacific Environment organization (PERC, Pacific Center for the Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources) as “undesirable”, according to the website of the agency. “It is established that the work of the organization is a threat to the fundamentals of the constitutional system of the Russian

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More than 200 “Jehovah’s Witnesses&...

August 22, 2018

Views 45 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

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More than 200 “Jehovah’s Witnesses” from Russia asked for a shelter in Finland. Some have already been refused
In Belogorsk, an activist was called into interrogation because of the creation of the “Crimean Idea” movement

In Belogorsk, an activist was called into inter...

July 27, 2018

Views 14 In Belogorsk, Russian police officers interrogated the Crimean activist Abdureshit Jepparov in relation to the activities of the “Crimean Idea” movement, created in May, which had declared the main goal of its activities to be “the revival of the Crimean Tatar national movement.” “Today at 5.30 pm three policemen came to my home

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European Court Orders Russia To Pay Compensatio...

July 5, 2018

Views 21 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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European Court Orders Russia To Pay Compensation To Bolotnaya Protester
Prominent Russian environmentalist brutally beaten

Prominent Russian environmentalist brutally beaten

July 5, 2018

Views 27 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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Dozens Of Crimean Tatars Fined Over Protests On...

July 1, 2018

Views 8 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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Dozens Of Crimean Tatars Fined Over Protests On Russian-Controlled Peninsula
New Bill On ‘Foreign Agent’ Media Advances In Russian Duma

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

July 1, 2018

Views 17 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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EPDE protests against classification as “...

June 21, 2018

Views 26 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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