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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.
Russia Jails 6 Crimean Tatar Activists for Terrorism, Sparking Condemnation
Amnesty International decried the verdicts as “overt repression.”
Russia Shuts Down Arctic Indigenous Rights Group
The group's director called the ruling “part of a trend to shut down organizations undesirable to the authorities.”
'Foreign agent' law
Russia Disbands Prominent Activist’s Human Rights NGO
Lev Ponomaryov vowed to appeal the decision, saying “human rights protection is a way of life.”
The Slow Death of Russia's Human Rights Council
The replacement of Russia’s Human Rights Council head Mikhail Fedotov with United Russia party member Valery Fadeyev, determines the council’s status...
Putin Appoints TV Presenter as Human Rights Head, Pushes Out Liberals
Well-known liberal figures like Yekaterina Schulmann and Pavel Chikov will no longer advise the Kremlin on human rights.
‘If They Send Us Back to China We Will Die’: Uighur Brothers Fight Deportation From Russia
Twins seeking refugee status are desperate to avoid the fate of a friend, who tells of his time in a re-education camp in China for the first time.
UN Slams Human Rights Violations in Crimea
The UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights noted an increase in free speech restrictions and other violations.
Russia Jails First FSB Officer on Torture Charges, Experts Say
“The torture case against an FSB officer sets a precedent in Russia,” a human rights lawyer said.
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