All Posts Tagged With: "Repression"

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Kasparov Speaks at Oslo Freedom Forum

Video is up from Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov’s speech at the 2010 Oslo Freedom Forum.

Jun 5, 2010 | Continued
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Freedom House: Russian Media Environment ‘Repressive and Dangerous’

Freedom House has released its annual report on global press freedom, ranking Russia 175 out of 196 countries and slamming the country for a host of repressive practices.

Apr 29, 2010 | Continued
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United Civil Front on Metro Bombings: Don’t Believe Putin

The United Civil Front is warning that the Russian government may use the March 29 Moscow metro bombings as an excuse to infringe upon the rights and freedoms of its citizens further than ever before.

Mar 31, 2010 | Continued
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The Other Russia: Year in Review

For Russia, 2009 was a year of continued contradictions laced with increased strife throughout Russian society. President Dmitri Medvedev spoke out against corruption and the importance of observing human rights, while oppositionists continued to suffer from unlawful detentions and overwhelming censorship. A series of high-profile incidents of police brutality lead to the most intense scrutiny […]

Jan 6, 2010 | Continued
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60 Detained in Moscow New Year’s Eve Protest (photos added)

At least 60 opposition protestors were detained on New Year’s Eve night in Moscow during a rally to promote the freedom of assembly, including 82-year old rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva, drawing scorn from the EU, the USA, and human rights organizations.

Jan 2, 2010 | Continued
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Fewer Russians Want Stalin-Like Leader

The number of Russians who want to see a leader like Stalin ruling their country is down significantly from a similar poll four years ago, but is still almost a full third of the population.

Dec 22, 2009 | Continued
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Case Against Historian Elicits Public Outcry

The case involves a Russian historian whose research archives were seized by police out of fear that he was planning to distribute the information abroad.

Nov 7, 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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New Web Portal Documents Repression

The Other Russia coalition has partnered with human rights organizations and Russian NGOs to launch a new internet database titled “The Chronicles of Persecution.”

Dec 27, 2007 | Continued