All Posts Tagged With: "Amnesty International"

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With Verdict Upheld, Khodorkovsky Becomes ‘Prisoner of Conscience’

Following a much-criticized decision by a Moscow appeals court to uphold Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev’s guilty verdict, Amnesty International has declared the pair to be prisoners of conscience.

May 25, 2011 | Continued
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Nemtsov: ‘There is a Terrible Illness in Our Country’

The last of a group of jailed oppositionist leaders were released over the weekend, and are saying that the government’s actions speak to growing reperssion and even “facism” on the part of the authorities.

Jan 18, 2011 | Continued
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Memorial Rights Activist Beaten in Moscow

Amnesty International is calling for an investigation of a Memorial rights activist who was beaten in Moscow, suspectedly by police.

Dec 9, 2010 | Continued
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U.S., Amnesty Intl. Criticize New Arrest Sentence for Ponomarev

Days after completing a controversial three-day term, rights leader Lev Ponomarev has been sentenced to another four days of administrative arrest in connection with his participation in an opposition protest.

Sep 8, 2010 | Continued
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Amnesty International: Don’t Forget Russia’s Atrocities

Activists from Amnesty International France were dispersed when they tried to project a video symbolizing human rights abuses in Russia onto the facade of the Russian embassy in Paris.

Jun 15, 2010 | Continued
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Rights Groups Condemn Illegal Detentions in Chechnya

The illegal detention of three human rights lawyers in Chechnya over the weekend is drawing severe criticism from numerous international rights organizations.

Feb 9, 2010 | Continued
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Amnesty International Criticizes Russia, US

Amnesty International, the global human rights watchdog, has strongly criticized both Russia and the United States in its most recent report.

May 28, 2008 | Continued