Charged under the “foreign agent” law

An interview for the Russian service of Voice of America with Valentina Cherevatenko << No. 25 (258), 26 June 2017 >> For the first time, criminal charges have been brought for failure to obey the law on “foreign agents,” a law which enables the Russian authorities to attach the label “foreign agent” to organizations which…

Keeping safe at a demonstration

Radio Echo Moskvy talks to the lawyer Ilya Novikov. How can we stay safe if we take part in a protest << No. 25 (258), 26 June 2017 >> Radio Echo Moskvy (Olga Bychkova and Alexei Naryshkin) talks to the lawyer Ilya Novikov. How can we stay safe if we take part in a protest,…

Human rights in Russia today

An interview [R] with NATALYA TAUBINA, director of the Public Verdict Foundation. << Events & Interviews >>   In May this year NATALYA TAUBINA, director of the Public Verdict Foundation, talked to Rights in Russia about the present situation. You can watch segments of the interview: “The Future for Human Rights in the Russian Federation”…

Torture and House Demolition

A rights defender looks at recent events in Russia << No. 24 (257), 19 June 2017 >> This is “Tuesday with LEV PONOMAREV” on Radio Sol [Salt]. My name is VALENTINA IVAKINA. Every Tuesday from 3 to 4 pm (Moscow time), specialists of the nationwide NGO “For Human Rights” analyse the latest events in the…

“Zero Legitimacy”

Karinna Moskalenko on Alexei Pichugin’s Life Sentence << No 23 (256) 12 June 2017 >> The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has upheld Alexei Pichugin’s application. The former employee of the Yukos security service filed a complaint with the ECtHR regarding a violation of his right to a fair trial. Lawyer KARINNA MOSKALENKO, a…