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'new greatness' case
Court Jails Young Russians for 'Plotting to Overthrow Putin'
The activists' case has sparked protests and allegations of police overreach.
'brave new world'
Russia to Keep Mass Surveillance After Coronavirus, Activists Say
“The authorities don’t even need to declare an emergency” to limit citizens' rights with surveillance, the Agora human rights group said.
Russia Seeks Hefty Jail Terms For Activists in 'New Greatness' Case
Investigators say the group were plotting to overthrow the Russian government. Critics say the prosecution is politically motivated.
A Timeline of Russia’s Crackdown Since the Constitutional Reform Vote
High-profile arrests and sentences for activists, journalists and government officials.
Russia Detains Ex-Defense Reporter for Treason
Ivan Safronov’s detention comes two months after he started to work as Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin's aide.
Anti-Putin Shaman Recognized as Political Prisoner
Alexander Gabyshev was placed in a mental asylum following his attempts to trek across the country to “banish” Putin.
Concerns Raised for Detained Gulag Historian Yury Dmitriyev
U.K. calls for early release after court rejects lawyers’ argument Dmitriyev is at risk of the coronavirus in Karelian detention center.
60% of Russians Willing to Give Up Their Rights to Fight Coronavirus — Poll
The country’s prime minister has told authorities to develop a system that uses mobile phones to track people.
Paying the toll
Russia Ordered to Pay $1M to Police Brutality Victims
The latest European rights court rulings award 29 Russian citizens nearly 1 million euros on claims of torture.
Russia’s Share of European Human Rights Cases Hits 7-Year High
Russia remains the runaway leader in the number of pending cases among the European Court of Human Rights' 47 member states.
Russia ‘Escalating’ Jehovah’s Witnesses Crackdown – HRW
More than half of law enforcement raids against Jehovah's Witnesses have taken place in the past 12 months, the group says.
Russia's Leading Human Rights Group Fined 21 Times for 'Foreign Agent' Violations
The organization's most recent fine stems from a project about members of a predecessor to the KGB and their engagement in Stalin-era repressions.
‘It Starts With a Cup, Ends With a Shooting’: 3 Putin Quotes on Human Rights
Moscow protesters were rightly jailed for throwing plastic cups at police this summer, Putin said.
Who Can Talk?
Russia Is Removing Critical Voices Ahead of Arctic Council Chairmanship, Indigenous Expert Claims
Russia points to the Arctic as territory of dialogue, but the shutdown of an indigenous rights group is drawing criticism.
I Just Translated ‘1984’ Into Russian. I’m Gasping for Air
Reading “1984” closely is both sickening and cathartic because so much is instantly recognizable.
Don't take for granted
Russians Increasingly Value Free Speech, Civil Rights – Poll
Experts link the double-digit growth to events surrounding recent opposition protests, falling living standards and unpopular reforms.
Russia’s Domestic Violence Problem Is ‘Exaggerated,’ Justice Ministry Says
The Justice Ministry added that male victims of domestic violence “suffer more from discrimination.”
Russian Child Witnessing Father’s Violent Arrest Was Tortured, European Court Rules
The unanimous ruling said that witnessing torture against a loved one is a form of torture in itself.
Sami Parliaments, EU Concerned by Russia Shutting Down Indigenous Rights Group
"Russia’s goal with the shutdown is to keep indigenous peoples outside any international, Arctic and UN venues."
wary of outsiders
Czech Humanitarian Group Declared ‘Undesirable’ in Russia
People in Need is the fourth foreign organization to be slapped with the "undesirable" label this year.
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