#PACE Monitoring Committee requests a legal examination of the #amendments to the Russian ... #Constitution from the #VeniceCommission after a petition of Russian HR defenders and activists and supported by more than 200,000 Russian citizens:

Sergei Mokhnatkin, Russian activist and political prisoner, passed away at 66 years old. He has died... of heavy spinal injuries inflicted on him in prison. Our deepest condolences to his family and close ones.

Журналист Илья Азар не совершал никакого нарушения ... закона о массовых акциях, который в России носит откровенно запретительный характер.

Российские власти должны прекратить использовать пандемию в качестве предлога для дискриминации, репрессий и цензуры.


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1. See, for example, statement by the Public Verdict Foundation:; joint statement by the human rights defenders and journalists:
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7. See also further statements by the Board of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, which are related to the situation in the North Caucasus, in particular, and
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20. For more information on the Shies landfill, see