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Russia: Conviction against activist released from psychiatric unit must be overturned

The conviction against a peaceful Russian activist who was released from a closed psychiatric institution today must be overturned The conviction against a peaceful Russian activist who was released from a closed psychiatric institution today must be overturned, Amnesty International said.  

Russia: Conviction against activist released from psychiatric unit must be overturned - 11 July 2014

Headline Title:  Russia: Conviction against activist released from psychiatric unit must be overturned The conviction against a peaceful Russian activist who was released from a closed psychiatric institution today must be overturned, Amnesty International said. The conviction against a peaceful Russian activist who was released from a closed psychiatric institution today must be overturned, Amnesty International said. Media Node:  Russia Twitter Tag:  Russia Story Location:  Russia 58° 26' 6.6588" N, 53° 47' 35.0304" E “Mikhail Kosenko’s participation in the demonstration at Bolotnaya, and false accusations that he used violence, have been used as evidence against him which led to his incarceration. Kosenko’s only ‘crime’ was publicly expressing his believes. This is reminiscent of the Soviet-era tactics when the authorities used psychiatric treatment to silence dissenting voices. ” Source:  Sergei Nikitin, Amnesty International's Moscow Office Director. URL:  Russia to detain activist in psychiatric institution after quashing appeal Description:  News Story, 25 March 2014. URL:  Russia: Psychiatric incarceration verdict coming up for review Description:  Press release, 12 March 2014 URL:  Russia: Guilty verdict in Bolotnaya case - injustice at its most obvious Description:  News story, 21 February 2013 URL:  Russia: Anatomy of injustice: The Bolotnaya square trial Description:  Report, 10 December 2013 URL:  Russia: Abhorrent use of punitive psychiatry to silence dissent Description:  News story, 8 October 2013

Rusia: Un tribunal de Moscú consolida la caza de brujas contra las ONG

Al confirmar la draconiana exigencia de que otras tres organizaciones independientes se registren como "agentes extranjeros", un tribunal de Moscú ha dado el visto bueno a la caza de brujas de las autoridades contra pacíficos defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos, ha dicho Amnistía Internacional. Al confirmar la draconiana exigencia de que otras tres organizaciones independientes se registren como "agentes extranjeros", un tribunal de Moscú ha dado el visto bueno a la caza de brujas de las

Russie. Un tribunal de Moscou valide la chasse aux sorcières contre les ONG

En confirmant l’obligation pour trois organisations indépendantes de s’enregistrer en tant qu’« agents de l'étranger », un tribunal de Moscou a approuvé la chasse aux sorcières que mènent les autorités contre les défenseurs des droits humains pacifiques, a déclaré Amnesty International. En confirmant l’obligation pour trois organisations indépendantes de s’enregistrer en tant qu’« agents de l'étranger », un tribunal de Moscou a approuvé la chasse aux sorcières que m

Russia: Moscow court consolidates witch hunt of NGOs

By upholding a draconian requirement for three more independent organizations to register as “foreign agents”, a Moscow court is rubber stamping the authorities’ witch hunt against peaceful human rights defenders By upholding a draconian requirement for three more independent organizations to register as “foreign agents”, a Moscow court is rubber stamping the authorities’ witch hunt against peaceful human r

Russia: Moscow court consolidates witch hunt of NGOs - 27 June 2014

Headline Title:  Russia: Moscow court consolidates witch hunt of NGOs By upholding a draconian requirement for three more independent organizations to register as “foreign agents”, a Moscow court is rubber stamping the authorities’ witch hunt against peaceful human r By upholding a draconian requirement for three more independent organizations to register as “foreign agents”, a Moscow court is rubber stamping the authorities’ witch hunt against peaceful human rights defenders Media Node:  Russia Twitter Tag:  Russia Story Location:  Russia 51° 37' 17.1372" N, 24° 57' 39.3768" E “The Russian authorities’ determination to silence any form of dissent or criticism is astonishing. This week’s decision will further cripple civil society in Russia and have a disastrous impact on thousands of Russians who will see their chances of having their human rights protected greatly diminished. ” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director at Amnesty International. URL:  Russia’s onslaught on protest Description:  News Story/Report, 3 June 2014. URL:  Freedom under threat: The clampdown against freedoms of expression, assembly and association in Russia Description:  Report, 24 April 2013.

En rejetant le recours formé par les accusés de Bolotnaïa, la Russie veut faire passer un message

La décision du tribunal municipal de Moscou de rejeter un recours formé contre la condamnation de huit des manifestants de Bolotnaïa, emprisonnés à l'issue d'un procès motivé par des considérations politiques, est un nouveau coup porté à la liberté de réunion et d'expression en Russie, a déclaré Amnesty International. La décision du tribunal municipal de Moscou de rejeter un recours formé contre la condamnation de huit des manifestants de Bolotnaïa, emprisonnés à l'issue d'un procès motivé par des considérations

El rechazo de la apelación de los presos de Bolotnaya es una advertencia de Rusia

La decisión del Tribunal Municipal de Moscú de rechazar el recurso de apelación contra la sentencia de ocho manifestantes de Bolotnaya encarcelados tras un juico de motivación política es un golpe más a la libertad de reunión y de expresión en Rusia, ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional. La decisión del Tribunal Municipal de Moscú de rechazar el recurso de apelación contra la sentencia de ocho manifestantes de Bolotnaya encarcelados tras un juico de motivación política es un golpe

Russia sends a warning as Bolotnaya prisoners’ appeal rejected

The decision of the Moscow City Court to reject an appeal against the conviction of eight Bolotnaya protesters imprisoned after a politically motivated trial is yet another nail in the coffin for freedom of assembly and expression in Russia, said Amnesty International.  The decision of the Moscow City Court to reject an appeal against the conviction of eight Bolotnaya protesters imprisoned after a politically motivated trial is yet another nail in the coffin for f

Russia sends a warning as Bolotnaya prisoners’ appeal rejected - 20 June 2014

Headline Title:  Russia sends a warning as Bolotnaya prisoners’ appeal rejected The decision of the Moscow City Court to reject an appeal against the conviction of eight Bolotnaya protesters imprisoned after a politically motivated trial is yet another nail in the coffin for f The decision of the Moscow City Court to reject an appeal against the conviction of eight Bolotnaya protesters imprisoned after a politically motivated trial is yet another nail in the coffin for freedom of assembly and expression in Russia. Media Node:  Bolotnaya Twitter Tag:  Bolotnaya Story Location:  Russie 54° 40' 37.2252" N, 31° 59' 31.8768" E “This decision sends a ‘warning signal’ to anyone thinking about taking to the streets in Moscow. The trial was clearly politically motivated and carried out with the specific aim of deterring future protests. There’s no reason to keep them behind bars.” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Director for Europe and Central Asia at Amnesty International. URL:  Russia’s onslaught on protest Description:  News Story, 3 June 2014 URL:  Russia: Bolotnaya protest anniversary marked by new repression Description:  News Story, 5 May 2014.

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