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Mark Twain

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22.01.2015
On 16 January 2015 late in the evening the website of the Ministry of Justice published a statement that the NGO Committee Against Torture had been added to the register of non-profit organizations designated as ‘foreign agents’.
22.05.2014
Tanya Lokshina is the Russia program director at Human Rights Watch and Honorary Participant of International Youth Human Rights Movement: As the crisis in Ukraine escalated this spring, the Kremlin’s vicious crackdown on civil society also escalated. Space for independent civic activity in Russia is shrinking dramatically, but international policymakers and the media have been understandably too distracted to do much about it. Since early spring, it seems as though every week brings a new pernicious law or legislative proposal.
28.11.2013
Earlier this year, the correspondent of Youth Human Rights Movement from Germany Jakob Stürmann interviewed Konstantin Baranov, member of the Coordination Council of the International Youth Human Rights Movement. They discussed so called “law against homosexual propaganda” and the overall situation of LGBT in Russia.  

CIVIL NEWS

24.05.2016
Oleg Sentsov, Olexander Kolchenko, Hennadiy Afanasiev and Oleksiy Chyrniy have been held in Russian jails for two years already under fabricated charges of ‘terrorism’. We consider it being necessary to express solidarity with those who are persecuted due to their pro-Ukrainian views, civic stand and desire for freedom in Russia-annexed Crimea.
07.02.2015
Helsinki Committee of Armenia has published “Human Rights in Armenia 2014” Annual Report. The report reflects on the Right to Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association, Torture, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, Political Persecutions, Freedom of Conscience and Religion, The Rights of the Child, Protection of Labor Rights.
03.02.2015
«We have a few questions for you,» a border guard told Sinaver Kadyrov, a Crimean Tatar activist, at the Armyansk checkpoint in northern Crimea on Jan. 23. Kadyrov was on his way to Kherson, in southern Ukraine, to fly to Turkey for medical treatment. It was the beginning of an ordeal that ended with a local court expelling him from Crimea, his home of almost 25 years.

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22.01.2015
On 16 January 2015 late in the evening the website of the Ministry of Justice published a statement that the NGO Committee Against Torture had been added to the register of non-profit organizations designated as ‘foreign agents’.
22.05.2014
Tanya Lokshina is the Russia program director at Human Rights Watch and Honorary Participant of International Youth Human Rights Movement: As the crisis in Ukraine escalated this spring, the Kremlin’s vicious crackdown on civil society also escalated. Space for independent civic activity in Russia is shrinking dramatically, but international policymakers and the media have been understandably too distracted to do much about it. Since early spring, it seems as though every week brings a new pernicious law or legislative proposal.
28.11.2013
Earlier this year, the correspondent of Youth Human Rights Movement from Germany Jakob Stürmann interviewed Konstantin Baranov, member of the Coordination Council of the International Youth Human Rights Movement. They discussed so called “law against homosexual propaganda” and the overall situation of LGBT in Russia.  
18.04.2013
Available at the link below is a new report by legal expert Olga Gnezdilova on why recent legislation itself constitutes a restriction on the freedom of association in Russia in contravention of the Constitution and Russia's international obligations:
12.03.2013
On Thursday 21 February 2013, ten Chechens were deported from Austria, all asylum seekers. Our fellow human rights defenders had already told us at the Civic Assistance Committee about this deportation and asked us to meet the deportees and see whether they would be detained at the border, as this had happened before.
27.01.2013
Vicious attacks on gay rights protesters in Russia in recent days underscores the need for the Russian Duma to reject a draft law on “propaganda for homosexuality." Russian authorities should thoroughly investigate the violence and new threats and hold accountable those responsible.
20.07.2012
The members of the United Russia party in the Russian State Duma have proposed a substantial number of amendments to the legislation on non-profit organisations (hereinafter - ‘law’), with the declared aim of monitoring the foreign financing of non-profit organisations and labelling all who receive money from abroad as ‘foreign agents’.
16.07.2012
  “If only gendarmes are able to protect the life of your kingdom, this means your kingdom is already dead”
Antoine de Saint Exupery I think the new bill on “foreign agents” will certainly become law. Similarly, they will reinstate defamation as a criminal offence, increase punishments for “extremist” criticism of any government bodies and officials, censor the Internet, imprison a couple dozen innocent people, and possibly not even stop at demonstrative attempts on the lives of some of the leaders of the opposition.
05.06.2012
Interview with Alyona Ob'ezdchikova, director, Interregional Human Rights Group, Voronezh Rights in Russia: The Interregional Human Rights Group does much work combating corruption. Could you tell us about this, and about how it ties in with the rest of your human rights work?
07.03.2012
In 2011, Moscow’s premier hate crime monitoring group SOVA Center and leading direct service provider Civic Assistance Committee formed a groundbreaking project offering legal assistance to victims of violent racist attacks in Russia. They recruited Anastasia Denisova, a young activist working with Youth Human Rights Movement(YHRM), to lead it.
01.03.2012
Acting on behalf of the Committee on International Control over the Situation with Human Rights in Belarus (CIC), which brings together representatives of national and international civil society organizations and networks from the OSCE countries;
monitoring the overall situation with the observance of fundamental human rights in the Republic of Belarus, including issues of the freedom of association and compliance with the conditions for the unhindered activities of human rights defenders;
13.12.2011
Andrey Yurov, from the Moscow Helsinki Group, International Youth Human Rights Movement and Head of International Observation Mission in Belarus, talks to Adele Poskitt at CIVICUS during the OSCE Civil Society Parallel conference about the situation for civil society in Belarus. What do you think will be the impact of the 4.5 year sentence recently given to Ales Bialiatski going to be in Belarus?
17.11.2011
November 16, 2011 in Minsk saw the fifth day of the hearing of Human Rights Center Viasna Head and Vice-president of FIDH Ales Bialiatski. Today's hearing was devoted to the disclosure of a new version of the indictment.

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