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#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: https://t.co/k4uRPGIDqR

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.

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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. https://t.co/TnM0cxnx9F

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1. See, for example, statement by the Public Verdict Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2869255653169346&id=108044812623791; joint statement by the human rights defenders and journalists: https://memohrc.org/ru/news_old/pravozashchitniki-i-zhurnalisty-trebuyut-provesti-nezavisimoe-rassledovanie-obstoyatelstv
2. See https://rg.ru/2020/04/14/reg-sibfo/ministr-iusticii-rf-rasskazal-podrobnosti-o-sobytiiah-v-kolonii-v-angarske.html
3. See https://t.me/RKadyrov_95/872 and https://cpj.org/2020/04/chechen-leader-threatens-journalist-elena-milashin.php
4. See https://novayagazeta.ru/articles/2020/04/12/84851-smert-ot-koronavirusa-menshee-zlo (limited access, due to a request by the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation)
5. See https://meduza.io/en/feature/2020/04/16/nothing-unusual-here
6. See https://cpj.org/2020/02/russian-journalist-elena-milashina-attacked-in-che.php
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 https://eu-russia-csf.org/wp-content/uploads/statements/en/StatementOyubTitiev19.03.2019.pdf, https://eu-russia-csf.org/wp-content/uploads/statements/en/StatementOlegKozlovsky16.10.2018.pdf andhttps://eu-russia-csf.org/wp-content/uploads/statements/en/StatementCommitteePreventionTorture10.03.2016.pdf
8. See https://crd.org/2020/04/07/hungary-ignores-calls-for-respect-of-human-rights
9. See venice.coe.
10. See www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/B-9-2020-0032_EN.html
11. See www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/secretary-general-writes-to-victor-orban-regarding-covid-19-state-of-emergency-in-hungary
12. See www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-poland-election/poland-pushes-forward-postal-election-legislation-idUSKBN21P0KL and www.neweurope.eu/article/poland-presses-on-with-election-plans-despite-coronavirus-crisis
13. See https://balkaninsight.com/2020/03/16/serbia-imposes-state-of-emergency-pleads-for-chinas-help and https://crd.org/2020/03/18/serbia-to-respect-human-rights-obligations-during-covid-19-state-of-emergency
14. See https://meduza.io/en/feature/2020/04/02/that-dirty-little-word-quarantine
15. See https://eu-russia-csf.org/the-appeal-to-the-council-of-europe-on-amendments-to-the-russian-constitution-received-strong-support-from-russian-citizens and https://tinyurl.com/ww7rvr2
16. See http://assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/News/News-View-en.asp?newsid=7825&lang=2
17. See https://strasbourgobservers.com/2020/03/27/covid-19-and-the-european-convention-on-human-rights and www.euractiv.com/section/justice-home-affairs/news/coronavirus-derogations-from-human-rights-send-wrong-signal-say-meps
18. See amnesty.org
19. See https://eu-russia-csf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/StatementEURefugees18.03.2020.pdf and www.crisisgroup.org/global/sb4-covid-19-and-conflict-seven-trends-watch
20. For more information on the Shies landfill, see https://eu-russia-csf.org/the-north-is-not-a-landfill-stop-construction-works-at-the-shies-landfill-and-pressure-on-activists-address-by-the-working-group-environment-of-the-eu/