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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 103 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 374 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
George Soros Foundation Sues Hungary on Laws Targeting NGOs

George Soros Foundation Sues Hungary on Laws Ta...

October 1, 2018

Views 146 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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In St. Petersburg the eviction of the “Me...

August 30, 2018

Views 170 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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In St. Petersburg the eviction of the “Memorial” from the building was suspended
Human rights activists appealed to Putin because of Kadyrov’s threats to ban them from working in Chechnya

Human rights activists appealed to Putin becaus...

August 29, 2018

Views 170 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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The General Prosecutors Office declared the Ame...

August 25, 2018

Views 115 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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The General Prosecutors Office declared the American environmental organization to be a threat to Russia
More than 200 “Jehovah’s Witnesses” from Russia asked for a shelter in Finland. Some have already been refused

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

August 22, 2018

Views 304 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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In Belogorsk, an activist was called into inter...

July 27, 2018

Views 95 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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In Belogorsk, an activist was called into interrogation because of the creation of the “Crimean Idea” movement
European Court Orders Russia To Pay Compensation To Bolotnaya Protester

European Court Orders Russia To Pay Compensatio...

July 5, 2018

Views 78 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 129 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 86 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 96 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

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