No. 22 (255), 5 June 2017

 
 

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“Such abysmal hatred of foreigners most often
manifests itself
these days as unbridled,
hysterical homophobia”

Lev Rubinstein

“Probably, there has been no situation
as awful as now with regard to free speech
since the late 1950s and early 1960s” 

Alexei Simonov

= THE PAST WEEK… =

Rights in Russia: Week-ending 2 June 2017

Personality: Alexei Moroshkin

Rights Group: Sova Centre

Legal Case: Valentina Cherevatenko

= FREEDOM OF SPEECH =

— Alexei Simonov: “Anything left living in this realm has to be trampled”

— Memorial Human Rights Centre: the Ukrainian authorities’ ban
on access to Russian mass media and social media networks

= HUMAN RIGHTS =

— Svetlana Gannushkina:
‘The draft law on the revocation of citizenship is in essence absurd’

— Stefania Kulayeva: “The Three S’s of Lev Rubinstein and LGBT”

— Rights activists discuss Ombudsperson’s report for 2016

— The Revolving Door: an apparent thaw in Russia’s treatment
of political prisoners hides the targeting of the country’s active citizens

= THE DMITRIEV TRIAL (Week One) =

— Sergei Krivenko (Presidential Human Rights Counci) :
“The country is sliding towards self-isolation”

— Two new books on Stalinist repression
by detained historian have been launched in Karelia

— Memorial Human Rights Centre, A Petition in
d
efence of GULAG researcher Yury Dmitriev

= POLITICAL PRISONERS =

The case of scientist Vladimir Lapygin, convicted of ‘espionage’

— Memorial believes mathematician
Dmitry Bogatov is a political prisoner

— Memorial recognizes three more Sochi residents,
convicted for sending text messages, as political prisoners

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5 June 2017

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Our thanks to this week’s translators who include:
Anna Bowles, Frances Robson, Friederike Behr, Graham Jones,
Marian Schwartz, Mark Nuckols, Mary McAuley and Simon Cosgrove 

 

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