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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.
back on the list
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.
EU Approves Sanctions Over Russia, China, Myanmar Abuses
Diplomats said the fresh sanctions on Russia will target individuals behind human rights abuses in the republic of Chechnya.
Countries Slam Russia at UN Over Navalny Case
The historic statement marks the first joint intervention before the United Nations Human Rights Council targeting Russia.
Ukraine Takes Russia to Europe Rights Court Over 'Targeted Assassinations'
The case accuses Russia of carrying out "state-authorized" assassinations "outside a situation of armed conflict."
Kiev Case vs. Moscow on Crimea 'Partly Admissible' – Europe Court
The European Court of Human Rights added that it was not ruling on whether the annexation of Crimea itself was illegal.
Russia Imprisons 3 Crimean Tatars for Extremism, Plotting to ‘Seize Power’
The Memorial human rights group has recognized the defendants as political prisoners.
Putin Backs Russian Human Rights Court Proposal
Russia creating its own human rights court is seen as a response to ECHR.
An Epidemic of Foreign Agents
The proposed new law on 'foreign agents' gives carte blanche to law enforcement officials who subscribe to conspiracy theories.
U.S. Rights Activist Faces Expulsion From Russia
Vanessa Kogan linked the expulsion to her efforts to defend the rights of Russian citizens.
Rights Court Faults Russia Over Physicist's Spying Conviction
Valentin Danilov's case has revived fears of the Soviet-era terror and the authorities' paranoid hunts for traitors among academics.
returning the names
Stalin Victims Commemoration Moves Online Due to Coronavirus
Every Oct. 29, people gather at the former KGB headquarters to read the names, ages and professions of those who died in Stalin’s purges.
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