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…

Cherevatenko charged

Reactions in Russia and abroad << No 23, 12 June 2017 >> On 2 June, the founder and chair of the Russian NGO ‘Women of the Don’, VALENTINA CHEREVATENKO, was  formally charged with ‘malicious non-implementation’ of the law on ‘foreign agents’. Cherevatenko is the first Russian citizen to be charged with criminal responsibility under this…

Cherevatenko fêted in London

♦  Women of the Don leader receives Politkovskaya Award  ♦ << No 11 (244), 20 March 2017 >> On Saturday, 11 March 2017, a large audience at the Women of the World festival at the Southbank Centre in London applauded as Valentina CHEREVATENKO, founder of the Women of the Don NGO, received a special award…

A Woman of the Don

<< Rights in Russia – Events (2017) >> ♦  Valentina CHEREVATENKO speaks in London  ♦ Pushkin Club, Rights in Russia and RAW in WAR proudly invite you to meet a remarkable human rights veteran – Thursday, 9 March, 7.30pm On 11 March, at the “Women of the World” Festival on the Southbank,  Valentina CHEREVATENKO will…

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…