Beatings and fines

For the right to freedom of assembly on 12 June << No. 24 (257), 19 June 2017 >> This week people were detained all over Russia in connection with the anti-corruption protests on Monday, 12 June. Many have already appeared in court. We are still adding to our detailed report, “From Kaliningrad to Vladivostok, at…

Deaths in custody

<< No 5 (238), 6 February 2017 >> • Professional ‘heart failure’: the Committee for the Prevention of Torture investigates • From time to time the news agencies report on the sudden death of a person, either in police custody or in a place of detention, which becomes the subject of an inquiry, on the…

Action against Torture

<< No 4 (237), 30 January 2017 >> • From 23 January until 25 January 2017, the Moscow-based human rights organization Public Verdict Foundation ran a campaign to mark the 30th anniversary of the ratification of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment ● As Public Verdict Foundation points…