By Victoria Arnold, Forum 18 News Service Over four months between May and August, 37 cases were brought to punish individuals and religious communities across Russia for exercising freedom of religion or belief in public spaces under Administrative Code Article 20.2, Forum 18 News Service has found. One community was fined after members offered religious […]
Rights in Russia Week-ending Friday 30 October 2015 Returning the Names Stalinism On 29/10, in an event on Lubyanka Square. ‘Returning the Names’, members of the public honoured the memory of those executed during the Great Terror. (RFE/RL, 29/10) GULAG museum On 30/10 a new state-run museum on the history of the GULAG system opened […]
Rights in Russia: Week-ending 30 October 2015 [see also attachment] Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: September 2015 Comment Karinna Moskalenko: Have the secrets of the Nord-Ost case been uncovered? (Ekho Moskvy) Zoya Svetova writes an Open Letter to Ella Pamfilova on the case of Oleg Navalny (Ekho Moskvy) HRO.org in English “Return of […]
Rights in Russia: Week-ending 23 October 2015 [see also attachment] Rights in Russia: September 2015 [see also attachment] Comment Liudmila Alekseeva on World Food Day Aleksei Simonov: “It’s important to shout out loud enough that the emperor has no clothes, so that both emperor and crowd can hear” HRO.org in English Political prisoner Oleg Navalny describes conditions […]
Rights in Russia: Week-ending 16 October 2015 Comment Karinna Moskalenko comments on the investigation into Anna Politkovskaya’s murder (from Radio Svoboda) HRO.org in English Memorial Human Rights Centre opens new website Maria Gorbach on education for human rights in Perm region: What are they not teaching in schools? Quote for the Day Julia Ioffe: “Putin […]
Notwithstanding the old adage that behind every great man there stands a great woman, too many great men forget to acknowledge the women who walked with them in the wilderness and who shared the struggle in the days before the glory. Not so Isi Leibler, a former president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, […]
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Human rights advocates on xenophobia in Ukraine: situation stable; some factors cause for concern The National Minority Rights Monitoring Group has published the quarterly midline report on manifestations of xenophobia in Ukraine in July-September 2015. According to the results of the Group’s monitoring of minority rights violations, xenophobia, and hate crimes, the situation in Ukraine […]
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Rights in Russia: Week-ending 2 October 2015 HRO.org in English Sergei Lukashevsky: ‘It is not fitting for an organization that bears the name of Sakharov to blacken its own reputation’ Liudmila Alekseeva asks Putin to finally abolish ‘foreign agent’ law Liudmila Alekseeva: I want to ask the president a question Statement by Memorial Human Rights […]