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News from the Russian Research Center for Human Rights - 2006

Image: The State Duma rejected Human Rights Court plan

The State Duma rejected Human Rights Court plan

On December, 20th the State Duma refused to ratify the Protocol 14 for changes in the European Court of Human Rights, aimed at increasing the efficiency of European Court’s of Human Rights work. The Protocol would help to decrease a number of unconsidered cases and a period for preparing a ruling as well. 28 Dec 2006 »

Image: Closer to elections more pressure on opposition

Closer to elections more pressure on opposition

On December 12th 2006 armed law enforcement agents raided the offices of one of the Russian opposition parties “United Civil Front” headed by Garry Kasparov. This incident took place just before a planned for December 16th protest action “March of Dissent”. The march was organized by Kasparov´s movement and other opposition groups and was held in Moscow. 20 Dec 2006 »

Image: Rising opposition to regime

Rising opposition to regime

On December, 10th , the International Day of Human Rights, the Second All-Russian Congress on Protection of Human Rights stated that the situation in the country had drastically deteriorated. It was the first time leaders of human rights movement called human rights activists to take part in pre-election campaign together with all oppositional forces, including communists.  17 Dec 2006 »

Image: International Day of Disabled Persons

International Day of Disabled Persons

On December, 3rd the International Day of Disabled Persons was celebrated in the Russian Federation. In the Russian Federation there are 12.4 million disabled persons, that is almost 10 percent of the population and their number is steadily increasing. In spite of the fact that in 1992 the Russian Federation signed UN documents concerning rights of disabled persons they still live under miserable conditions. 10 Dec 2006 »

Image: Independent journalist given five-year sentence allegedly for inciting ethnic strife

Independent journalist given five-year sentence allegedly for inciting ethnic strife

On November, 20th, the Moscow Butyrsky court sentenced newspaper Editor in Chief Boris Stomakhin to five years´ imprisonment for incitement ethnic hatred and making extremist statements. Human rights activists are concerned about sentencing the fearless journalist, who has been criticizing actions of Russian authorities in the Chechen Republic. 02 Dec 2006 »

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