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,…

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…

Yury Kuly is a Political Prisoner

The 26 March demonstrator YURY KULY has received an unjust  harsh sentence, says Memorial Human Rights Centre << No. 24 (257), 19 June 2017 >> The actor, who took part in the “He’s no mate of ours!” (OR Don’t you call him Dimon)[i] protest has been sentenced to serve time in a prison colony for…

The “Dimon” demonstrations

Will this be a new Bolotnaya Square for Navalny’s supporters? << No. 24 (257), 19 June 2017 >> On 26 March 2017, Russia witnessed its largest demonstrations since the wave of protests in 2011 and 2012. Some aspects of the 26 March protests had no precedents in the past decade, says SERGEI DAVIDIS. The government…

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…

Strasbourg orders Russia to compensate Navalny

<< No 5 (238), 6 February 2017 >> • On 2 February 2017, the European Court of Human Rights ordered Russia to pay more than 63,000 euros in compensation to opposition politician and anti-corruption campaigner Aleksei Navalny for multiple violations of his right to peaceful protest, the BBC reported  • The BBC describes Aleksei Navalny as…