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The Court Case Against Oyub Titiyev Is a Tragic Farce

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

March 14, 2019

Views 16 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 first criminal case under Kremlin’s &...

February 23, 2019

Views 29 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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The first criminal case under Kremlin’s “undesirables” law
“For Human Rights” Group Labeled Foreign Agent

“For Human Rights” Group Labeled Fo...

February 14, 2019

Views 17 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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Russia: The authorities must release Dennis Chr...

February 7, 2019

Views 11 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: The authorities must release Dennis Christensen, Danish prisoner of conscience and Jehovah’s Witness
Russia: First criminal case under “undesirable organizations” law marks a new level of repression

Russia: First criminal case under “undesirable ...

January 25, 2019

Views 26 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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Azov Sea Conflict: what happened and how to react

November 30, 2018

Views 11,380 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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Azov Sea Conflict: what happened and how to react
First ‘non-reporting’ criminal case opened in Crimea

First ‘non-reporting’ criminal case...

November 26, 2018

Views 79 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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Journalist Alena Savchuk banned from entering R...

November 25, 2018

Views 1,501 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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Journalist Alena Savchuk banned from entering Russia for 10 years
The presentation of the report “Crimea: Chronology of Pressure” was held in Nuremberg

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

November 24, 2018

Views 969 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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Jean-Luc Godard has refused to go to Russia due...

November 20, 2018

Views 282 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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Jean-Luc Godard has refused to go to Russia due to the Oleg Sentsov case
FSB (Federal Security Service of Russia) conducted mass searches of Crimea’s “Jehovah’s Witnesses” members

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

November 16, 2018

Views 524 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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US places savage Russian FSB torturer of Crimea...

November 16, 2018

Views 44 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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US places savage Russian FSB torturer of Crimean Tatar activist on sanctions list

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