The following is our review of the primary and most representative events in the misuse of Russia’s anti-extremist legislation in January 201524.02.2015 - 16:07
Misuse of anti-extremism
Here we publish some related articles, papers and news-releases in English.
"Crimes of extremist nature" represent a wide range of offenses going from hate-motivated murder to attempting to undertakes activities of an organisation banned for extremism. In this article we tried to name people who, according to "Sova" Center, are deprived of their liberty for non-violent actions and for other non-criminal offences (i.e. not actually "extremist"). Such a list was previously published on 24th December 2013.13.02.2015 - 21:41
The author of the poem "To Ukrainian patriots", Alexander Byvshev, was charged with inciting hatred and enmity.29.01.2015 - 20:31
This report by Maria Kravchenko is an analytic review of inappropriate enforcement of the anti-extremist legislation based on the SOVA's monitoring conducted in 2013.04.06.2014
Religion rules in Russia: Why does freedom of religion and belief continue to cause conflict in post-Soviet Russia?
This report by Maria Kravchenko is an analytic review of inappropriate enforcement of the anti-extremist legislation based on the SOVA's monitoring conducted in 2012.26.06.2013
UN to Review Russian Federation's Report on Discrimination in the Country, with Alternative Report by NGOs including Sova Center
On February 12, 2013, at the 82nd Session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), the Committee held an interactive dialogue with non-governmental organizations about the situation in the Russian Federation. Representatives of ADC Memorial, Sova Center, the International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR), and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) who had compiled a non-government report on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in Russia took part in the discussion.14.02.2013
Briefing points on article 18, 19, 20 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the problem of misuse of the counteraction to extremism in Russia October 15-16, 2009
On October 15, 2009, UN Human Rights Committee examined the sixth periodic report of the Russian Federation on measures taken to implement the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. We publish the briefing points of the SOVA Center for Information and Analysis.16.10.2009
On May 25-26, 2009, in Brussels, the SOVA Center, as a part of a group of Russian human rights NGOs, participated in the EU/Russian Federation human rights consultations. We publish the talking points of the SOVA Center representative.29.05.2009