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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Attacks on Russian journalists must stop

A series of assaults on Russian journalists this week accompany a continuing campaign against anti-corruption activists.

Russian authorities take aim at supporters of opposition politician Alexei Navalny

Interference with the Russian opposition's nationwide campaign is reaching new heights.

“Worse than prison”: Russian political prisoner Alexei Moroshkin on punitive psychiatry

Alexei Moroshkin spent 18 months in compulsory psychiatric detention for his political views. Here’s his story. RU

As the dust settles: Russian authorities move against protesters and campaigners

New evidence of police violations against protesters emerges, and regional authorities take aim at Alexei Navalny's campaign offices. 

Russian protesters face pepper spray and torture in detention

Recent anti-corruption protests in Russia ended in mass arrest. Some of those arrested have faced intimidation and physical violence. RU

1,700 people detained at Russia’s anti-corruption protests

This Monday, Russian authorities detained protesters en masse in Moscow and St Petersburg. Now, they're handing down administrative sentences against people exercising their right to freedom of assembly. RU

One more anti-corruption protester arrested in Moscow

The Russian authorities are trying to chip away at activist circles with further arrests against anti-corruption protesters. Русский

The revolving door

Signs of a thaw in Russia’s treatment of political prisoners hides the reality of a targeted campaign against active citizens. Русский

Second prison sentence for Russian anti-corruption protester

The Russian authorities are using special methods to force confessions and guilty verdicts from peaceful protesters. Русский

Eight months in prison for allegedly attacking a Russian police officer

After recent anti-corruption protests rocked Russia, the authorities are making four men stand trial to stem the tide of politicisation. The first was sentenced this week. Русский

#We’veHadEnough: anti-Putin protesters face pressure on the street and at school

After last week’s country-wide protest, people involved are facing physical attacks, informal pressure from security services and inside educational institutions. Русский

Russian authorities ramp up repression against anti-corruption protesters

The Russian authorities are pressuring protesters and protest organisers ahead of further anti-corruption protests. Русский

The Russian authorities’ clampdown on activism and freedom of assembly continues

Use of force against a police officer, insulting religious believers' feelings, taking a selfie with an Easter egg — these are just some of the pretexts used against active citizens in Russia. Русский

Bolotnaya 2.0?

In Russia, fresh criminal investigations into anti-corruption protests are designed to intimidate activists and protesters from taking further action. Русский

In Russia, 26 March continues

Two weeks after Russia’s anti-corruption protests, activists and participants are still being tried, arrested and intimidated across the country. Русский

Don't call him Dima: Russia’s anti-corruption protesters face repression

Last Sunday's protests and a nationwide truckers' strike have led to detentions and trials across Russia. Read about them here. Русский

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