Category Archives: Repression

Russia Brands Navalny Team ‘Traitors’ for EU Sanctions Push

Russia on Tuesday accused allies of jailed opposition figure Alexei Navalny of treasonous behavior for urging the EU to sanction members of President Vladimir Putin’s circle, including oligarchs and bankers. Navalny’s right-hand man piled fresh pressure on the Kremlin by calling on supporters to stage courtyard protests on Valentine’s Day this Sunday, lighting their phone flashlights for 15 minutes. The

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St. Petersburg Woman Kicked by Police at Navalny Protests Pursues Charges

A St. Petersburg woman who was kicked in the stomach by police during protests demanding opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s release from jail will press charges against the officer, she told the independent Novaya Gazeta newspaper. A viral video from Saturday’s nationwide rallies showed Margarita Yudina, 54, collapsing on the pavement after being kicked by a riot police officer escorting a

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Navalny Supporters Being Beaten, Arrested As Thousands Rally To Demand His Release

Thousands of demonstrators were braving brutally cold weather and threats of police crackdowns across Russia on January 23 to call for the release of opposition politician Aleksei Navalny, a Kremlin critic jailed last weekend upon returning to Moscow after medical treatment in Germany for Novichok poisoning. The first rallies began in Siberia and the Far East with large crowds taking

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UN calls on Russia to stop tortures and lift ban on Mejlis activities in Crimea

The UN calls on the Russian Federation to comply with the absolute prohibition of torture and to lift the ban on independent media and the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people. This is stated in the third report of the UN Secretary-General on the human rights situation in Crimea, entitled “Situation of human rights in the Autonomous

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Ukraine launches free consultancy to help find info on victims of Soviet repressions

To mark the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression, the Sectoral State Archives of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory (UINM) has opened a Consultation Center providing information about victims of political repression. Source: website of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory with a direct quote from Ihor Kulyk, Director of the Sectoral State Archives “The Holodomor

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