Repressions in Russia: New Alexey Navalny’s cases

October 17   Political prisoner Yuri Kostyuk was extradited from Russia to Belarus. On October 13, it was  planned to extradite Kostyuk to Belarus according to a “decree that has not entered into legal force.” In Moscow, the court restricted the parental rights of the former journalist of the “First Channel” Marina Ovsyannikova, who was […]

Repression in Russia: A card for Putin’s parents, Jehovah’s Witnesses are arrested

October 10 In Primorye,  after searches, two Jehovah’s Witnesses Boris Andreev, 70, and Natalia Sharapova, 49, were arrested and sent to a pre-trial detention center. A court in Izhevsk sentenced Anastasia Ponkina, a participant in a rally supporting Navalny, to two years of probation. She was found guilty of hooliganism committed on the grounds of […]

Repression in Russia: Searches of activists from Golos, Kara-Murza on charges of treason

October 3 The Ministry of Internal Affairs has declared the inclusion of the journalist Marina Ovsyannikova on the federal wanted list. On October 1, information appeared about her escape from house arrest ordered based on the article on “fakes” about the army (Article 207.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). In Lipetsk, according […]

“The Russian Legal and Judicial Systems”: seminar by Ilya Shablinsky (Sept. 12)

WOT Foundation and the “Political Prisoners Support. Memorial” on September 12 held the first online seminar for judges from different EU countries (Poland, Bulgaria etc.). The seminar was about the history of the judicial system in post-Soviet Russia, how it was created and how it became a political instrument of political struggle in the hands […]

“The Russian Legal and Judicial Systems”: seminar by Ekaterina Mishina (Sept. 11)

WOT Foundation and the “Political Prisoners Support. Memorial” on September 11 held the first online seminar for lawyers from different EU countries (Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Denmark etc.). The seminar was about the structure of the judiciary in Russia and development of political repressions. The speaker was prof. Ekaterina Mishina. The meeting was a part of […]

The Russian Legal and Judicial Systems as Instruments for Politically Motivated Human Rights Violations and Imitation of the Lawfulness of Repressions: project for European judges and lawyers

On behalf of the WOT Foundation (Warsaw, Poland) and the “Political Prisoners Support. Memorial” Project we are glad to invite you to two series of seminars for European judges and lawyers  within the framework  of “European Dialogue on Human Rights” Project. These are two short courses of online events on the practice of applying national […]

Citizens of the Russian Federation in Cyprus are against the war!

In early March, activists from the “No War” movement wrote an open letter to the Russian government on behalf of Russian citizens in Cyprus and began collecting electronic signatures. [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] The text of the letter states that the signatories are categorically against violence and hostilities on the territory of Ukraine: We, residents of Cyprus […]

News digest for February 14-20

News digest for February 14-20 [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] February 14 A protocol was drawn up in Pskov for a photo with Alexei Navalny. Experts found extremist symbols in social networks. This time it is the inscription “Navalny 2018”, where the number “1” is replaced by an exclamation mark. According to the expert and the police, this […]

Jan Nowak-Jezeranski Prize 2022 to the Memorial

This award is always presented on June 4 – the anniversary of the first partially free elections in Poland. [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] The International Association “Memorial”, which fights for human rights and the memory of Soviet repression victims, will receive the Jan Nowak-Jezeransky Prize for “understanding the state as a common good” this year. The political […]