All Posts Tagged With: "militsiya"

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Fired Officer to Present Evidence of Massive Police Corruption

Novorossiysk Police Major Aleksei Dymovsky stated on Tuesday at a press conference in Moscow that he wore a wire to record 150 hours of tapes that detail extensive abuses on the part of law enforcement officers.

Nov 10, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Police Prepare to Keep Tabs on the Public

In an effort to stave off public protest associated with the worsening economic situation in Russia, the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs will create special regional task forces to keep track of public attitudes.

Jul 15, 2009 | Continued
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Chronicling Repression: How Russian Police Blacklist the Opposition

Journalist Irina Borogan delves into the intricacies of Russia’s battle with “extremism,” investigating how and why law-abiding and politically active citizens are tracked and targeted by police. Exclusive translation by

Jun 3, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Police Apprehended in a Series of Widespread Crimes

After a slate of high-profile crimes committed by police officers in Russia, officials are preparing a new training and education program for officers. Rights experts, however, are concerned this will do little in the corrupt world of Russian law enforcement.

May 15, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Police Back Proposal for Public Militias

Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has backed draft legislation which would create sanctioned civilian militias. The Ministry did not object to arming the so-called “community defense volunteer squads.”

Mar 12, 2009 | Continued
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Arrests and Intimidation Before Russian Opposition Protests

Ahead of a series of protests put on by the democratic opposition in Russia, authorities have ramped up efforts to intimidate activists around the country. Round-up by

Jan 30, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Police Bracing For Demonstrations

Police in Russia are worried that the economic crisis may lead to widespread public disturbances and crime, and national guard troops are being sent into towns hit hardest by sweeping layoffs.

Dec 26, 2008 | Continued
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Disabled Russian Journalist Jailed for Beating Cops

A physically handicapped journalist has been sentenced to 3.5 years behind bars for apparently beating two militsiya officers. The defendant claims there were gross violations in his trial.

Aug 28, 2008 | Continued
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Persecution of Motorist Rights Activist Continues in Russia

Kirill Formanchuk, a leader of a motorist rights group who has been persecuted and harassed by police, has now been fined an additional 50 thousand rubles over charges he denies.

May 29, 2008 | Continued
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Trying to Control Russia’s Traffic Cops

Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has developed new rules for traffic police, in an apparent attempt to combat rampant corruption and a poor public image.

May 19, 2008 | Continued