Repression in Russia: persecution of Hizb ut-Tahrir activists in Crimea

August 8     The Supreme Court of Khakassia extended the arrest of the editor-in-chief of the online publication “New Focus” Mikhail Afanasyev for 2 months in the case of “fakes” about the Russian army. A court in Moscow fined Marina Ovsyannikova, the former editor of Channel One, 40,000 rubles for an administrative article on […]

Repression in Russia: Kara-Murza accused

  August 1     A criminal case was opened against Sergei Veselov, a resident of Shuya, for discrediting the armed forces for publishing anti-war videos. Since the beginning of hostilities in Ukraine, criminal cases have been initiated against 44 people in Russia under the article on vandalism (Article 214 of the Criminal Code of […]

Repression in Russia: fine for ‘sad emoticon’ under post about war in Ukraine

  July 25     A deputy from Novosibirsk, Helga Pirogova, left Russia for Georgia after a criminal case was opened against her for the dissemination of “fakes” about the army. Pirogova is four months pregnant. In Barnaul, Alexey Argunov, a medical college teacher, was fined for reactions to anti-war posts in Odnoklassniki. This is […]

Repression in Russia: the website of “Novaya Gazeta” is blocked

July 18     In the Rostov region, FSB officers detained a resident of the LPR, “recruited by the SBU,” who allegedly came to Russia to collect information about the movement of military assets. In Ulyanovsk, human rights activist Igor Toporkov was searched in the case of opposition politician Ilya Yashin (the police found Toporkov’s […]

Repression in Russia: a real verdict for councilman Alexei Gorinov

July 4     The FSB announced an “official warning” to a Russian who transferred money to the “Come Back Alive” foundation, which helps the Ukrainian army. Such actions under the new laws can be qualified as treason (punishment of up to 20 years in prison). In the strict regime colony IK-6 of the Vladimir […]

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 […]

Stop the Unlawful Prosecution of Civic Activists in Russia

Statement by the Working Group “Gender Equality” of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] Download the Statement We are deeply concerned and extremely alarmed at the arrest and charges against Daria Serenko – a poetess, feminist and civic activist, who was apprehended and detained in custody on 8 February 2022 in Moscow. Daria has […]

News digest for February 7-13

News digest for February 7-13 [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] February 7 Security forces conducted searches in the company of one of the leaders of the coalition “Stop-Shies” The court fined Mediazona and editor-in-chief Sergei Smirnov. The court found both guilty of failing to indicate the ban on the activities of the Headquarters of Alexei Navalny in Russia […]