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Amnesty International Reports of Increased Policing of Russian Media
An international human rights organization Amnesty International has published an annual report about the respect for human rights in different countries, which says Russian media is even less free and independent than a year ago.
--25-02-2015--
Human Rights Office Burned Out in Chechnya
Anonymous attackers have set on fire the office of a human group in the Chechen capital, Grozny, after it criticised the activity of the republic's president.
--15-12-2014--
Khodorkovsky Nominated for Sakharov Prize
Jailed former head of oil giant Yukos Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been nominated by European lawmakers for the European Parliaments Sakharov prize celebrating freedom of thought.
--26-09-2013--
Russian Court Says It's Unlawful to Refuse Same-Sex Marriage Registration
On August, Russian court said a registry offices refusal to register a gay couple as married was unlawful, but at the same time the court declined to order the registration to be made.
--04-09-2013--
Russia Won't Suspend Anti-Gay Law even for Winter Olympics
On Monday, August 12, Russia's Interior Ministry confirmed that the country's controversial anti-gay law will be enforced during the Sochi 2014 Olympics.
--13-08-2013--
4 Dutch Citizens Suspected of Gay Propaganda in Russia
On Monday, July 22, 4 Dutch citizens appeared in a local court in the northern Russian city of Murmansk of holding a gay rights seminar and so "promoting homosexual relationships among minors".
--23-07-2013--
Activists Arrested at Moscow Gay Pride Rally
Several dozens of LGBT activists and their opponents were detained in the Russian capital on Saturday during a string of gay pride events in the citys center.
--27-05-2013--
Russian Internet Users to Fight for their Rights in Cyberspace
Russian internet users have set up a new association to protect their rights and freedoms in cyberspace, the Russian Pirate Party announced on Thursday.
--26-04-2013--
Russian Election Watchdog May Be Closed
Russia's Golos (Voice) Association, an independent election monitoring NGO, was fined 300,000 rubles (around $10,000) for failing to register as a "foreign agent", and can even close in the near future.
--26-04-2013--
Mark Knopfler Cancels Concerts in Russia over NGO Law
On Thursday, famous British guitarist and singer Mark Knopfler canceled his planned shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg, citing toughening of Russian government's stance towards nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
--05-04-2013--
Europeans Want to Nominate Russian NGO for Nobel Peace Prize
Members of the European Parliament have started a campaign to collect signatures for nominating a prominent Russian human rights group, Memorial, for the Nobel Peace Prize.
--29-03-2013--
Veteran Human Rights Activist Faces 3 Administrative Cases
Three administrative cases are launched against prominent Russian human rights activist Lev Ponomaryov after his refuse to present documents on the NGOs he heads.
--29-03-2013--
16 Feminist Activists Detained Over Protest in Moscow
On Friday, March 8, Moscow police detained 16 feminist protesters for violating public order during a sanctioned rally in Moscow.
--09-03-2013--
First Lesbian Glossy Magazine Issued in Russia
The pilot issue of a glossy magazine for lesbians has gone on sale in Russia this month, against the background of anti-gay laws and social attitude.
--05-03-2013--
Russian Rights Activist Is in List of 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Nominees
On Tuesday, Russian veteran human rights activist Lyudmila Alekseyeva said she is happy to beincluded to the list of the nominees for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
--08-02-2013--
Lady Gaga Concert Under Investigation for 'Homosexual Propaganda'
St. Petersburg authorities have accused famous American pop star Lady Gaga of allegedly promoting homosexuality to minors during her recent show in the city.
--25-12-2012--
Lady Gaga Thanks Russian Prime Minister
American pop star Lady Gaga expressed her appreciation to Russian Prime Minister for his lack of support for legislation barring homosexual propaganda in Russia.
--08-12-2012--
Russian Human Rights NGO Offices Vandalized in Moscow
The Moscow offices of two influential human rights groups were vandalized on Wednesday, the first day a controversial new law on non-governmental organizations (NGO) came into effect.
--21-11-2012--
No Religious Clothes in Russian Schools
5 Muslim girls in Russias North Caucasus region are not allowed to attend classes while wearing a hijab, according to the school administration's instructions.
--17-10-2012--
Russia Accuses USAID of Political Interference
Russia's Foreign Ministry says the USAID is forced to cease its activity in Russia because the agency tried to affect political situation in the country.
--21-09-2012--
Yoko Ono to Award Pussy Riot Peace Prize
Pussy Riot punk band will receive the biannual 'Lennon-Ono' peace prize this Friday at the annual Amnesty International awards ceremony.
--21-09-2012--





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