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The first criminal case under Kremlin’s “undesirables” law

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

February 23, 2019

Views 111 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 133 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 121 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 112 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
Azov Sea Conflict: what happened and how to react

Azov Sea Conflict: what happened and how to react

November 30, 2018

Views 11,505 On November 25, the Ukrainian ships “Berdyansk,” “Nikopol” and “Yany Kapu,” en route from Odessa to Mariupol through the Kerch Strait, were detained by officers of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. During the detention, Russian border guards used life-threatening violence. As a result, the coast guard boat of the Russian

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First ‘non-reporting’ criminal case...

November 26, 2018

Views 165 The first criminal case involving failure to report a crime (art. 205.6 of the Criminal Code) has been opened in Crimea, The news was reported by Novaya Gazeta, citing the lawyer Emil Kurbedinov.

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First ‘non-reporting’ criminal case opened in Crimea
Journalist Alena Savchuk banned from entering Russia for 10 years

Journalist Alena Savchuk banned from entering R...

November 25, 2018

Views 1,592 Ukrainian journalist Alena Savchuk has been banned from entering Russia for 10 years. This was told to her by Russian border guards at the Novoalekseevka checkpoint when she tried to drive into annexed Crimea from Kherson.

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The presentation of the report “Crimea: Chronol...

November 24, 2018

Views 1,059 On November 22 in Nuremberg, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany, SOLIDARUS NGO presented a report on the persecution of residents of occupied Crimea: Members of the “Mejlis” organization, the situation with prisoners and the violation of religious freedom and the freedom of national minorities.

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The presentation of the report “Crimea: Chronology of Pressure” was held in Nuremberg
Jean-Luc Godard has refused to go to Russia due to the Oleg Sentsov case

Jean-Luc Godard has refused to go to Russia due...

November 20, 2018

Views 430 French director Jean-Luc Godard refused an invitation to visit Russia because of the Oleg Sentsov case. “Medusa” writes about this. With the permission of Godard, the Society of French Film Directors issued a letter that the director wrote to Dmitry Ozerkov, the Head of the Modern Art Department at the Hermitage. In the

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FSB (Federal Security Service of Russia) conduc...

November 16, 2018

Views 640 In the city of Dzhankoy, located in northern Crimea, FSB officers searched members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, an organization that is currently banned in Russia. According to the TV channel Vesti-Crimea, searches were carried out at 30 different addresses. Later, “Novaya Gazeta” reporter in Crimea, Anton Naumlyuk, clarified that searches at only five addresses

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FSB (Federal Security Service of Russia) conducted mass searches of Crimea’s “Jehovah’s Witnesses” members
US places savage Russian FSB torturer of Crimean Tatar activist on sanctions list

US places savage Russian FSB torturer of Crimea...

November 16, 2018

Views 114 Andriy Sushko, a Ukrainian turncoat now working for the Russian FSB in occupied Crimea has been added to the United States’ sanctions list for his role in the abduction and savage torture of Rinat Paralamov in September 2017.  Sushko is just one of the people whom human rights groups have identified as candidates

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The EU will not cooperate with self-proclaimed ...

November 15, 2018

Views 623 The European Union does not recognize the “self-proclaimed representative offices” of annexed Crimea by Russia, the spokesman for the EU Delegation in Ukraine, David Stulik, stated on November 14, commenting on reports in the Russian media that the representation of the annexed Crimea in the European Union will begin next year.

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The EU will not cooperate with self-proclaimed “representative offices of Crimea”

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