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Navalny Calls Sakharov Prize an 'Honor,' Thanks European Parliament
The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought went to Navalny after he was passed over for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
Russian Police Detain, Return Dagestani Women Fleeing Abuse
Rights groups say two women are in danger after authorities took them from a women’s refuge center and returned them to their families.
Thugs Attack Russian Human Rights Group, Then Police Make Matters Worse
Thursday night, thugs invaded the offices of Memorial, a leading Russian rights group, and although police eventually arrived , instead of helping them...
Russia Opens First ‘Foreign Agents’ Cases Against Individuals
Critics fear lawsuits against individuals labeled “foreign agents” represent a new stage in Russia’s crackdown on independent voices.
15 Years On, Editors Warn Time Up for Justice in Politkovskaya Murder
Novaya Gazeta said the authorities have no real interest in further pursuing the investigation into the murder for political reasons.
Migrant Rights Defender Flees to Armenia Following Russia Entry Ban
Valentina Chupik had expressed fears she could be jailed, tortured or killed if she were repatriated to Uzbekistan.
vaclev havel prize
Jailed Belarus Protest Leader Wins Top Rights Award
Maria Kolesnikova was sentenced to 11 years in prison over her role in the mass protests that erupted after her country's disputed election.
News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend
Communist protest. Putin’s congratulations. Rights lawyer detained.
'infuriating and upsetting'
Russia Failed to Properly Investigate Activist Estemirova's Murder, ECHR Rules
Natalia Estemirova's 2009 murder had shocked Russian civil society and triggered an international outcry.
Human Rights Activist Sergei Kovalev, Dead at 91
Kovalev played a leading role in the battle for human rights and freedoms in the Soviet Union and Russia.
see you in court
Russia Takes Ukraine to European Court Over Post-Annexation Grievances
The filing marks Russia's first-ever interstate complaint with the ECHR and includes a slew of offenses it says Ukraine has committed.
fear of prosecution
Russian Legal Group With Navalny Link Disbands
Team 29 is an association of lawyers and journalists fighting for freedom of speech in Russia and worked on high-profile espionage and treason cases.
'time to move on'
Russian Climate Strike Protester Announces Parliamentary Run
Arshak Makichyan said he was motivated by what he calls a worsening human rights situation in Russia.
‘You Have to Read the Signals’: The Human Rights Lawyer Taking On Russia’s Most Sensitive Cases
Pavel Chikov leads the Agora group of more than 200 lawyers in a system with the odds stacked against them.
politics of memory
Kremlin 'Persecutes' Historians to Toe Soviet-Era Line – NGO
"The scale of persecution of history producers in Russia has already reached the threshold of 'crimes against history'," the report said.
Navalny Dedicates Award to All Political Prisoners in Russia, Belarus
"He wrote that most of them are in a much worse situation compared to me, because they're not as well known or famous," his daughter Daria said.
Moscow Cancels Exhibition on Soviet Dissident Sakharov
The Sakharov Center had planned to show photographs of and quotes from the Nobel laureate on the capital’s central streets.
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Amnesty International Restores Navalny 'Prisoner of Conscience' Status After Controversy
Amnesty had stripped Navalny's "prisoner of conscience" status over his past nationalist and anti-immigrant rhetoric, a move that sparked backlash.
Rights Groups Urge Russians to Wake Up to Syria Abuses
The report is the first into the Syrian conflict by Russian campaigners and seeks to shed light on victims of Russia's military actions.
Reports of Major Abuses by Russian Mercenaries in C. Africa – UN Experts
The alleged abuses include mass summary executions, arbitrary detentions and torture.
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