All Posts Tagged With: "Lev Ponomarev"

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How NGOs Plan to Deal With the ‘Foreign Agent’ Law

With the new law labeling NGOs that accept foreign funding as “foreign agents” coming into effect in the next month, spoke to several organizations to see how they were planning to deal with the repressive measures.

Sep 28, 2012 | Continued
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Four Arrested During March After Sanctioned ‘Day of Wrath’

Four activists were arrested at Wednesday’s Day of Wrath rallly, after opposition protesters attempted to deliver their list of demands to the presidential administration building.

Oct 12, 2011 | Continued
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Human Rights Activists to Pull Out of ‘Strategy 31’

Moscow human rights activists say that March 31 will be their last Strategy 31 rally and that the group will focus on other causes that the defense of free assembly in the future.

Mar 30, 2011 | Continued
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Open Letter to the Russian President on Prison Torture

A group of prominent Russian human rights advocates have penned a letter to Dmitri Medvedev, asking him to take immediate action to put an end to the widespread use of torture in Russia’s detention facilities.

Feb 23, 2011 | Continued
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Aide Says Khodorkovsky Verdict Was ‘Made to Order’

In an interview with, an aide to the judge who convicted Mikhail Khodorkovsky last Christmas claims that the judge was pressured into writing the verdict by high-level Russian officials.

Feb 14, 2011 | Continued
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Dual ‘Strategy 31’ Rallies Held in Moscow (video)

Strategy 31 protests were held throughout Russia on Sunday, with a rift between organizers in Moscow making for an unusual series of events.

Nov 1, 2010 | Continued
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Ponomarev Calls on New Mayor to Curb Police Violence Against Demonstrators

Human rights advocates are calling on Moscow’s interim mayor to take the opportunity to improve the political situation in the city – but opposition protests are still being banned.

Oct 1, 2010 | Continued
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Ryazan Attempts to Unconstitutionally Limit Rallies

Government authorities in Ryazan are attempting to ban citizens from holding more than one rally per day; oppositionists say the city is trying to prevent anti-government protests altogether.

Sep 24, 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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Ponomarev & Shneyder Sentenced to Three Days Arrest

Lev Ponomarev and Mikhail Shneyder have both been sentenced to three days of administrative arrest following an unsanctioned march over the weekend in commemoration of Russia’s National Flag Day.

Aug 26, 2010 | Continued