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Russia: European court judgements on right to peaceful assembly

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has expressed concern about freedom of expression and of assembly in Russia, following mass detentions at demonstrations.

In a 27 March statement, the secretary general declared: “The detention of hundreds of citizens, including opposition leader Alexey Navalny while exercising their right to freedom of expression and to peaceful assembly raises issues under the European Convention on Human Rights.

“I am particularly concerned about the reported detention of minors. I call for the release of all those detained. The Council of Europe stands ready to work with the Russian authorities to prevent such situations by upholding the European Convention on Human Rights.”

The Essential

A list of recent related European Court of Human Rights cases

- Lashmankin and Others v. Russia, 7 February 2017

- Navalnyy v Russia, 2 February 2017

- Kasparov and Others v. Russia (no. 2), 13 December 2016

- Kasparov v. Russia, 11 October 2016

- Yaroslav Belousov v. Russia, 4 October 2016

- Frumkin v. Russia, 5 January 2016

- Navalnyy and Yashin v. Russia, 4 December 2014

- Primov and Others v. Russia, 16 June 2014

- Nosov and Others v. Russia, 20 February 2014

- Kasparov and Others v. Russia, 3 October 2013

- Alekseyev v. Russia, 21 October 2010

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