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Russian prisoners urged not to demote victims of rape and humiliation in prison

Russian prisoners urged not to demote victims of rape and humiliation in prison

A copy of the "run" (written appeal) to the prisoners of Russian prisons from the "Mass of Thieves" has been published on the network Russian prisoners urged not to demote ...
Forgotten deportation. What did Czechs do with ethnic Germans after World War II

Forgotten deportation. What did Czechs do with ethnic Germans after World War II

They were forbidden to travel around the country, use public transport, walk on sidewalks, visit public places, speak German on the street, have a radio and use a telephone. Forgotten ...
Ermolino residents told about the attacks of migrants

Ermolino residents told about the attacks of migrants

In the Kaluga region, a teenager was stabbed in the heart in a fight with migrants Ermolino residents told about the attacks of migrants In the city of Ermolino, Kaluga ...
Not for the sake of "profit", but to survive. Retirees are forced to sell personal belongings in spontaneous markets

Not for the sake of “profit”, but to survive. Retirees are forced to sell personal belongings in spontaneous markets

Despite the significant cold snap, dozens of people take to the streets of the capital every day to sell food or some personal belongings. Not for the sake of "profit", ...
Monitoring of the case of Larisa Melkonyan and Hrayr Gevorgyan (hearing on 12.09.2021)

Monitoring of the case of Larisa Melkonyan and Hrayr Gevorgyan (hearing on 12.09.2021)

On December 9, 2021, a criminal case was heard at the court of first instance in Shirak region. The accused are the daughter-in-law and the father-in-law, and the victim was ...
Violence and bullying in educational settings: the experience of children and young people with disabilities

Violence and bullying in educational settings: the experience of children and young people with disabilities

The document is primarily intended for education policy-makers and planners, school management, principals, teachers and other school staff; and may also be of interest to organizations of persons with disabilities, ...
Georgia responsible for ‘unprecedented’ 2013 attack on queer activists, ECHR rules

Georgia responsible for ‘unprecedented’ 2013 attack on queer activists, ECHR rules

On May 17, 2013, opponents of the LGBT community brutally cracked down on participants in an action timed to coincide with the International Day against Homophobia Georgia responsible for ‘unprecedented’ ...
Fewer journalists murdered, but far more behind bars in 2021

Fewer journalists murdered, but far more behind bars in 2021

The organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is sounding the alarm in its current annual roundup of violence and abuse suffered by journalists. Its press freedoms report concludes that ever more media ...
Monitoring of criminal proceedings of Roman Anatolyevich Dubinevich (hearing on November 16, 2021)

Monitoring of criminal proceedings of Roman Anatolyevich Dubinevich (hearing on November 16, 2021)

Monitoring of criminal proceedings of Roman Anatolyevich Dubinevich (hearing on November 16, 2021) November 16, 2021, in the Lutsk City District Court of the Volyn region, with the participation of ...
The Venice Commission criticized the amendments to the law "On the Prosecutor's Office" and called for a review of the procedure for assessing the Prosecutor General

The Venice Commission criticized the amendments to the law “On the Prosecutor’s Office” and called for a review of the procedure for assessing the Prosecutor General

The European Commission for Democracy through Law of the Council of Europe (Venice Commission) criticized a significant part of the amendments to the law on the prosecutor's office, adopted by ...
Russia: The defendants of the Ingush case sentenced to terms from 7.5 to 9 years in prison

Russia: The defendants of the Ingush case sentenced to terms from 7.5 to 9 years in prison

The defendants of the Ingush case sentenced to terms from 7.5 to 9 years in prison The Kislovodsk city court sentenced the Ingush “opposition leaders” to terms from 7.5 to ...
Russia told to pay compensation to woman whose hands were cut off

Russia told to pay compensation to woman whose hands were cut off

The European Court of Human Rights said Russia had failed to combat domestic violence, and ordered it to compensate four women who were brutally attacked. Russia told to pay compensation ...
Russia: Second hearing on the case of liquidation of International Memorial

Russia: Second hearing on the case of liquidation of International Memorial

Second hearing on the case of liquidation of International Memorial At the second hearing, the judge added a petition with 127,000 signatures against the closure of the organisation to the ...
UN International Court of Justice ruled on temporary measures related to claims of Armenia and Azerbaijan against each other

UN International Court of Justice ruled on temporary measures related to claims of Armenia and Azerbaijan against each other

The UN International Court of Justice demanded that Armenia and Azerbaijan suppress incitement to racial hatred and manifestations of discrimination. UN International Court of Justice ruled on temporary measures related ...
Nobel Peace Prize winner: Freedom of expression is a precondition for democracy and peace

Nobel Peace Prize winner: Freedom of expression is a precondition for democracy and peace

„В то время как власти постоянно озабочены приукрашиванием прошлого, журналисты стремятся исправить будущее” Nobel Peace Prize winner: Freedom of expression is a precondition for democracy and peace The editor-in-chief of ...
Monitoring of the trial of Alena Blokhina and Vitaly Blokhin (court hearings 11.18.2021-11.19.2021)

Monitoring of the trial of Alena Blokhina and Vitaly Blokhin (court hearings 11.18.2021-11.19.2021)

Monitoring of the trial of Alena Blokhina and Vitaly Blokhin (court hearings 11.18.2021-11.19.2021) On November 18 and 19, 2021, in the Veselinovsky District Court of the Nikolaev region, a court ...