All Posts Tagged With: "Interfax"

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Razvozzhayev Torture Allegations Brought to UN

Russia human rights advocates have handed over information about the alleged physical and psychological torture of opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev to the United Nations Committee Against Torture.

Nov 11, 2012 | Continued
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Moscow Helsinki Group to Survive on Russian Donations

The Moscow Helsinki Group has announced that it will stop accepting funding from international sources after a law labeling such NGOs as “foreign agents” was passed on Friday, leaving it reliant on donations from within Russia.

Jul 14, 2012 | Continued
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Upcoming ‘Strategy 31’ Rally Stripped of Sanction

The Moscow city authorities have reneged on their decision to allow an upcoming opposition rally, calling a request by organizers to allow more people to come to the event “a provocation.”

Oct 22, 2010 | Continued
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Medvedev: Russia Must Become a ‘Country of Dreams’

The Russian president spoke at the official opening of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday, pledging to shape fiscal policy in order to turn Russia into a country that people would strive to make “their new or second home.”

Jun 18, 2010 | Continued
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Moscow Bans Gay Pride Parade for Fifth Year in a Row

Organizers of the annual Moscow Pride parades got word from the mayor’s office on Thursday that the application to hold their event has been turned down for the fifth time in a row.

May 21, 2010 | Continued
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Moscow Refuses to Sanction ‘Strategy 31’ Rally, Again

The Moscow city authorities have refused to sanction an opposition rally in defense of the constitutional right to the freedom of assembly for the ninth time in a row.

May 19, 2010 | Continued
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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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Russian Cop Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder

A former Russian police major has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering two and injuring 22 other people in a Moscow supermarket last April.

Feb 19, 2010 | Continued
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Yabloko Bans Members From Other Political Groups

The liberal Yabloko party made a decision at their convention over the weekend to ban party members from participating in other political organizations, including the Other Russia, Solidarity, the United Civil Front, and numerous others.

Dec 21, 2009 | Continued
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Record Numbers of Russians Seek Political Refuge Abroad

According to a UN report, Russia now ranks second in the world for the number of citizens attempting to flee the country and receive political asylum in industrialized countries.

Mar 21, 2008 | Continued