Weekly Update No. 42
Person of the Week Person of the Week: Magomed Mutsolgov
Rights Group of the Week Rights Group of the Week: Memorial Human Rights Centre
HRO.org in English Statement by Council of Human Rights Defenders: 'We are Memorial'
Quote for the Day Heather McGill: "Closure [of Memorial Human Rights Centre] would be a huge loss for Russian civil society and would be another heavy blow against freedom of expression"
EU-Russia Civil Society Forum: "We find the accusations against our colleagues totally unacceptable, politically motivated and incompatible with the law."
Tanya Lokshina: 'It’s becoming crystal clear: targeting of human rights defenders is not an exception but the tactic of the Russian government.'
Hugh Williamson: “The allegations against Magomed Mutsolgov are outrageous and aim to intimidate and demonize him in the public eye"
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