In a column for Yezhednevny Zhurnal, Anton Orekh discusses a rare case of a St. Petersburg judge who defied his country’s judicial status quo by brazenly throwing out charges against Madonna for spreading “homosexual propaganda.”
Nov 29, 2012 | Continued
A federal judge in Sochi who endured eight months of torture after trying to prosecute his colleages for shady business dealings speaks out about corruption in the Russian judicial system.
Jan 9, 2012 | Continued
As Russian oppositionists continue to sit out jail sentences received after the latest Strategy 31 rally, Garry Kasparov warns that the state officials involved in such corrupt and unlawful arrests and convictions will, at some point, have to answer for their crimes.
Jan 5, 2011 | Continued
A Russian man who tried to defend an elderly woman whom he saw being manhandled by police at an opposition rally has been sentenced to two and a half years in a penal colony.
Jun 9, 2010 | Continued
Imprisoned oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, currently in Moscow facing charges in a second case against him, has issued a series of questions that he demands Prime Minister Putin answer directly in court.
Mar 17, 2010 | Continued
In a new court decision handed down Tuesday, the murderer of Ingush oppositionst Magomed Yevloyev will now only have to spend two years under house arrest, as opposed time in a penal colony.
Mar 2, 2010 | Continued
In a year-end interview televised interview, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev answered questions concerning disputed regional elections, Garry Kasparov and the political opposition, and an “evil” judicial system.
Dec 28, 2009 | Continued
A representative from the Supreme Court of Arbitration says that appeals from judges to police about outside pressure have been in vain, and judges are requesting greater power to fight such interference.
Dec 1, 2009 | Continued
In his most recent defamation lawsuit, Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov has been awarded 500 thousand rubles (about $17,000) for libel on the part of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.
Nov 30, 2009 | Continued
Human rights advocates discussed a number of controversial issues with the president in hopes that some concrete measures would be taken in result.
Nov 25, 2009 | Continued