Russia: Jagland urges investigation after anti-LGBT attacks

The Secretary General’s 4 April letter to Tatiana Moskalkova, follows reports of “serious human rights violations of LGBT persons” in the Chechen Republic.

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.

Russia: Court awards €45,000 to police electro-shock torture victim

The case concerned Arsan Mukayev’s allegation that he had been tortured by the police and that he had been convicted on the basis of statements he had made under duress.

Court: Jailing Russian prisoners far from families breached human rights law

The applicants in the case complained that the decisions to allocate prisoners to remote penal facilities -and their subsequent inability to obtain transfers – had violated their right to respect for family life.

Court rulings to spotlight human rights protection in Russia

Two European court rulings expected tomorrow will place human rights protection in Russia under the spotlight.