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EPDE protests against classification as "undesirable organization" in Russia

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On 13 March 2018, the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE), a civil society network of independent election observation organizations, and its Lithuanian member International Elections Study Center (IESC) were classified as "undesirable organizations"by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.

European Court Orders Russia To Pay Compensation To Bolotnaya Protester

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that Russia violated the rights of a man who was jailed in connection with a protest on the eve of President Vladimir Putin's inauguration to his current term.

European Parliament resolution on the case of Ildar Dadin, prisoner of conscience in Russia

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European Parliament resolution on the case of Ildar Dadin, prisoner of conscience in Russia

International pickets in support of Ildar Dadin

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On February 7 it will be two months since the illegal sentence of Ildar Dadin, who demanded Russian authorities to respect the Constitution. Human rights activist was sentenced to 3 years in prison. This was the first sentence handed down under article 212.1, which goes against fundamental russian law.

We demand the immediate canceling of this article and release of Ildar. We invite different cities and countries to join the action of solidarity. On February 7 at 14:00 we will go outdoors with our common slogan: Free World for ‪#‎FreeDadin‬.

Natalia Taubina Selected for 32nd Annual Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award

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Ms. Natalia Taubina, a leading human rights defender from Russia, has been selected as the honoree for the 2015 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, now in its 32nd year. The award recognizes her courageous work seeking justice for the most serious human rights violations in Russia and initiates a partnership to support her efforts to promote and safeguard human rights.

Is Russia’s most famous gay activist going to flee to Switzerland?

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Russia’s most famous LGBTI activist Nikolai Alekseev has applied for Swiss citizenship but says he is not leaving the country – at least not yet.

PACE President calls on Russia to revise ‘foreign agents’ law

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“I have learned with great concern that the Nizhny Novgorod District Court yesterday rejected the appeal by the Russian NGO Committee against Torture (Komitet Protiv Pytok) against the decision to list it as a ‘foreign agent’ under NGO legislation,” said Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). “As a result of this decision, it has been announced that this organisation may decide to dissolve.”

Open Society Statement on Developments in Russia

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We regret the action by Russia’s Federation Council yesterday to send to the Prosecutor General a list of 12 organizations, including the Open Society Foundations, to consider banning.

This move comes more than a quarter-century after the Open Society Foundations began work in Russia to support the aspirations of the Russian people.

EPDE strongly protests against house searches at EPDE member organization Golos

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On Tuesday morning, 7 July at 6.30 house searches have been conducted at the private flats of Grigori Melkonjanc, deputy director of the EPDE member organization GOLOS, Roman Udot, senior expert of the organization and Tatiana Troinova, director of the inter-regional foundation GOLOS. Documents and technical devices have been confiscated. Later the day the search has been continued at the office of GOLOS in Moscow city. The search was conducted by the Samara department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and officially stands in connection with the long-lasting prosecution of the southern Russian Samara branch of GOLOS.

Профессор Михаил Савва покинул Россию

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Отбывающий условное наказание профессор Михаил Савва рассказал «Югополису», почему он уехал из России.

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