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Russian actor sentenced to 3.5 years in prison, after National Guard officer dislocates shoulder while arresting him at protest

Russian actor sentenced to 3.5 years in prison,...

September 17, 2019

Views 9 Moscow Tverskoy District Court Judge Alexey Krivoruchko has sentenced Pavel Ustinov, a young up-and-coming actor, to 3.5 years in prison for supposedly attacking a member of Russia’s National Guard at a protest on August 3. Prosecutors asked the court to incarcerate him for six years.

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Political prisoners: events in Warsaw

September 17, 2019

Views 2 Russian political prisoners in 2019 and the role for the OSCE Convenor: Human Rights Center “Memorial” Working language: English, Russian 19 September, 08:15-09:45 Venue: Meeting Room 3 Warsaw National Stadium (PGE Narodowy), Aleja Poniatowskiego 1, GATE 1, 2nd floor Summary: According to Memorial, Russia’s most respected human rights organization, there are more than 300 political prisoners in the country.

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Political prisoners: events in Warsaw
Сотрудники силовых структур пришли с обысками в штабы Навального в более чем 40 городах

Сотрудники силовых структур пришли с обысками в...

September 12, 2019

Views 5 В штабах Навального начались обыски. Они идут в более 40 городах России, сообщил бывший глава предвыборного штаба Алексея Навального Леонид Волков (всего штабы Навального созданы в 45 городах). В Перми полицейские залезли в штаб через окно, в Екатеринбурге — открыли дверь своим ключом. Сотрудники силовых структур пришли не только в сами штабы, но и домой к координаторам и волонтерам, отметил Волков. По его оценке, общее число обысков

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Russia blacklists ‘undesirable’ Ukrainian World...

July 16, 2019

Views 6 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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Russia blacklists ‘undesirable’ Ukrainian World Congress
Activist from Ecodefense, under pressure from Russia’s ‘foreign agent’ law, flees to Germany

Activist from Ecodefense, under pressure from R...

June 28, 2019

Views 28 The head of a Russian environmental organization has been forced to flee to Germany to avoid arrest on several charges stemming from Russia’s so-called foreign agent law, which targets non-profit groups receiving even small amounts of foreign assistance.

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Statement against persecution of human rights d...

May 31, 2019

Views 17 On 30 May 2019 two Crimean Tatar activists Lutfie Zudieva and Mumine Salieva were detained by the Russian enforcement agents (Center for Combating Extremism) in the occupied Crimea. Lutfie Zudieva was apprehended on her way home from the market, while Mumine Salieva was approached by security forces at her home.

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Statement against persecution of human rights defenders in the occupied Crimea
Two Crimean Solidarity women activists detained in Russian-occupied Crimea

Two Crimean Solidarity women activists detained...

May 30, 2019

Views 29 Two Crimean Solidarity activists, both of them mothers with young children, have been arrested in occupied Crimea and are being held in the so-called Centre for countering ‘extremism’ and refused access to lawyers.  This is the latest of many brazen attacks on Crimean Tatar civic activists in occupied Crimea, but by far the

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Russia has started enforcing its ban on ‘fake n...

April 29, 2019

Views 47 Russian officials in Arkhangelsk have filed the country’s first police report against an individual for spreading illegal “fake news.” According to the news website zona.media, the activist Elena Kalinina used her VKontakte account to promote an unpermitted protest against a local landfill. Police officers reasoned that demonstrations shouldn’t take place without city permits,

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Russia has started enforcing its ban on ‘fake news.’ The first suspect? A woman protesting landfill pollution
16-year-old Crimean Tatar sentenced for removing 3 Russian flags in occupied Crimea

16-year-old Crimean Tatar sentenced for removin...

April 7, 2019

Views 89 16-year-old Abduraman Abduveliev has received a 6-month restricted liberty sentence for taking down three Russian flags in the village of Kurske.  The teenager was prosecuted for supposed ‘desecration of the Russian flag’ under Article 329 of Russia’s criminal code which, like the flags, is being illegally used on occupied territory.

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“My only crime is that I am a Muslim”: mass ter...

April 2, 2019

Views 170 On 27 March, security services in Crimea carried out the largest house search operation of Crimean Tatar homes since Russia annexed the peninsula in 2014. Beginning at four o’clock in the morning, FSB, Interior Ministry and Russian National Guard personnel searched 27 homes in the Crimean Tatar villages of Stroganovka, Kamenka and Aikavan

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“My only crime is that I am a Muslim”: mass terrorism arrests hit Crimean Tatar solidarity campaign
Russia sentences gravely ill Ukrainian political prisoner it abducted to 6 years, he launches hunger strike

Russia sentences gravely ill Ukrainian politica...

March 25, 2019

Views 85 Pavlo Hryb, a 20-year-old severely ill Ukrainian student kidnapped to Russia and accused of aiding terrorism, was on 22 March 2019 sentenced to 6 years in prison by the Northern Caucasus court in Rostov on Don. Immediately after the sentence, Hryb announced he is launching a hunger strike – a form of protest

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

March 14, 2019

Views 90 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

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