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seat at the table
Russia Returns to UN Human Rights Council After 4-year Absence
“We are back and ready for constructive cooperative work,” the Russian mission to the UN announced.
Call for change
Russian Activists Demand End to Intimidation at Funeral of Journalist Who Set Herself on Fire
Irina Slavina’s last social media post told her followers to “blame the Russian Federation” for her death.
A Delicate Legal Case, But Echoes of a Smear Campaign
The nature and timings of the child sexual abuse charges against Yuri Dmitriyev indicate that the case was spurious and politically motivated.
Prominent Gulag Historian's 3.5-Year Prison Sentence Lengthened to 13 Years
Human rights advocates have condemned the move by Karelia’s Supreme Court.
Veteran Russian Human Rights Leader Yury Orlov Dies at 96
Orlov founded the Moscow Helsinki Group, Russia's oldest human rights organization, with other Soviet dissidents in 1976.
'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.
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