Russia: Court backs Pussy Riot members in human rights complaint against convictions and imprisonment

Human rights judges declared today that Russia committed multiple violations of the European Convention owing to Pussy Riot punk band convictions and imprisonment.

Russia: Family of murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya await human rights court decision

Human rights judges will announce their ruling tomorrow (17 July), in a case against Russia which centres on the investigation into the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

Russia: Court set for ruling in Pussy Riot human rights case

The case concerns the conviction and imprisonment of members of the Russian feminist punk band, for attempting to perform one of their protest songs in a Moscow cathedral in 2012.

Jagland urges Russia to “unfreeze” its Council of Europe financial payment

Secretary General Jagland is concerned by the financial difficulties caused to the organisation by the non-payment of Russia’s contribution within the legally agreed timeframe.

Court: Russia’s imprisonment of prisoners far from families continues despite 2017 human rights ruling

The judges concern follows their ruling in a case brought by a prisoner Timur Voynov, that he had been sent to serve his sentence in a prison 4,200 kilometres from his home town. He has not seen his partner since 2014 and has never seen his four-year-old daughter.