All Posts Tagged With: "human rights"

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Police Claim to Identify Estemirova’s Killer

Law enforcement agents are claiming that they have solved last summer’s scandalous murder of human rights activist Natalya Estemirova, but the activist’s colleagues are already refuting the announcement.

Feb 25, 2010 | Continued
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UN Report Blames Russia for Secret Detentions

A new United Nations report includes Russia on a list of countries that continue to illegally hold detainees in secret prisons. Detainees include not only terrorism suspects, but also opposition activists and others charged with extremism.

Jan 27, 2010 | Continued
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HRW: Russian Civil Society Continues to Deteriorate

An annual report by Human Rights Watch concludes that the human rights situation in Russia continued to deteriorate in 2009, laying blame on government authorities for enabling further violations and making empty rhetorical statements.

Jan 22, 2010 | Continued
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Russia Becomes Last to Ratify Strasbourg Protocol

The Russian State Duma has become the last member country to ratify a protocol to reform the European Court of Human Rights after a three year delay, a decision analysts are saying is likely political.

Jan 15, 2010 | Continued
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Russian Opposition Activist Tortured by Police

A Russian opposition activist claims he was abducted and tortured by police on the day of a planned rally in the Russian city of Voronezh.

Nov 3, 2009 | Continued
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The Landmark Murder of Maksharip Aushev

Journalist Yulia Latynina of Yezhednevny Zhurnal provides a thorough chronicle of the violent events leading up to Sunday’s murder of Ingush opposition leader Maksharip Aushev. Exclusive translation by

Oct 30, 2009 | Continued
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Slain Ingush Activist Warned of His Own Murder

A prominent Ingush human rights activist slain on October 25 had warned that any attempt on his life should be considered the work of government security forces.

Oct 29, 2009 | Continued
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Attacks on Russian Rights Leaders Continue

Violent attacks against Russia’s leading human rights activists continued this week, as one leader was found dead and another was shot in the face and seriously injured.

Jul 27, 2009 | Continued
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Latynina on Russian Rights Activist’s Tragic Murder

Commentator Yulia Latynina speaks at length about the murder of rights activist Natalya Estemirova in Chechnya, and is incredulous that an official investigation will find her killers.

Jul 20, 2009 | Continued
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Renowned Russian Rights Leader in Serious Condition After Attack

Lev Ponomarev, one of Russia’s leading human rights champions and leader of the “For Human Rights” movement, is in serious condition after he was attacked in Moscow late on Tuesday.

Apr 1, 2009 | Continued