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,…

The “Russia Day” protests (and other news)

Updating its report on the 12 June protests, OVD-Info says demonstrators in Petersburg and Moscow faced pepper spray and torture in detention << No 25 (258), 26 June 2017 >> Recent anti-corruption protests in Russia ended in mass arrests. Some of those arrested faced further intimidation and physical violence in detention Some of those detained…

Prisons = the young = Chechnya

Simon Cosgrove on the past week’s news << No.25 (258), 20 June 2017 >> = RIGHT OF ASSEMBLY = Last week observers of the human rights scene in Russia focused their attention on rallies and protests across the nation. On 12 June, Russia Day, the renewed enthusiasm for peaceful, public protest, seen on 26 March,…

“The first free generation has come of age”

Sooner or later protests in Russia will grow into something serious, says LUDMILA ALEXEYEVA << No. 24 (257), 19 June 2017 >> The veteran rights activist and head of the Moscow Helsinki Group was commenting on the wave of protests on Monday, 12 June when more than 1,700 people across the country were detained by…

Alexei Navalny’s week

On 12 June 2017 anti-corruption protests, called by opposition activist and politician NAVALNY, took place in cities across Russia << No. 24 (257), 19 June 2017 >> That day, before the demonstrations had begun, ALEXEI NAVALNY was arrested outside his home in Moscow. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail for staging rallies that…

Charged without evidence

  Memorial Human Rights Centre considers mathematician DMITRY BOGATOV a political prisoner << No. 24 (257), 19 June 2017 >> Muscovite Dmitry Bogatov has been charged, without evidence, of inciting acts of terrorism against the authorities. There are grounds for believing that one aim of these punitive actions is to deter potential protesters. Immediately after…