A quota for killings (1938)

Arrest 5,000 more, and shoot 60% of them << No. 24 (257), 19 June 2017 >> “These encrypted telegrams mostly contain statistics rather than specific names. There are no people, just numbers,” says ALEXANDER DANIEL in a recent comment about the DMITRIEV case. “Only in Karelia do we have everything at the level of individual…

“On separatism”

<< No 6 (239), 13 February 2017 >> ♦  Political prisoner Rafis Kashapov complains to Constitutional Court over Criminal Code article “On separatism”  ♦ Rafis KASHAPOV, head of the All-Tatar Public Centre in Naberezhnye Chelny [Tatarstan’s second largest city], has lodged a complaint with Russia’s Constitutional Court over Article 280.1 of the Russian Criminal Code.…

The death of Tagir Khasanov

<< No 5 (238), 6 February 2017 >> • Victim of a bogus fight against extremism • On 17 January 2017 70-year-old Tagir Khasanov, a resident of Nizhny Novgorod, died in a prison colony in Saratov. He had cancer and since last October had been paralyzed below the waist. For unknown reasons, the Nizhny Novgorod…

Eight Federal Districts

<< Publications 2016 >> ♦  The Russian Federation ♦ The Eight Federal Districts (2010 population census, in millions and % of whole) 1. CENTRAL RUSSIA – 38.4 million (27%) – Moscow – 11.9 million (8%); Voronezh * 2. VOLGA FEDERAL DISTRICT – 29.9 million (21%) – Nizhny Novgorod – million;  Perm * Yoshkar-Ola * Samara…

Under Attack

<< Publications, September 2016 >> ♦  Freedom of Association in the Russian Federation  ♦ Olga GNEZDILOVA “Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. No one may be compelled to belong to an association.” ARTICLE 20, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) Contents Foreword (Rights in Russia) FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION IN…

Muslims are “political prisoners”

<< No () May 2016 >> ♦  Memorial on status of 23 men from Bashkortostan  ♦ Memorial Human Rights Centre considers the following residents of Bashkortostan, who are Muslims, to be political prisoners: Rustem LATYPOV, Linar VAKHITOV, Radik AKHMETOV, Fanis AKHMETSHIN, Rustem GALLYAMOV, Rishat GATAULLIN, Ilgiz GIMALETDINOV, Azamat KAYUMOV, Aleksandr KORNEV, Radmir MAKSUTOV, Rinat MAMAEV,…