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Misuse of Anti-Extremism in May 2024

The following is our review of the primary and most representative events in the misuse of Russia's anti-extremist legislation in May 2024.

Misuse of Anti-Extremism in April 2024

The following is our review of the primary and most representative events in the misuse of Russia's anti-extremist legislation in April 2024.

Misuse of Anti-Extremism in March 2024

The following is our review of the primary and most representative events in the misuse of Russia's anti-extremist legislation in March 2024.

Misuse of Anti-Extremism in February 2024

The following is our review of the primary and most representative events in the misuse of Russia's anti-extremist legislation in February 2024.

Misuse of Anti-Extremism in January 2024

The following is our review of the primary and most representative events in the misuse of Russia's anti-extremist legislation in January 2024.

Islam, Orthodox human rights, and the ‘Destructology’ pseudo-science: Roman Silantyev's Trajectory

This article first published by the George Washington University's Russia Program focuses on Roman Silantyev, an academic public expert on Islam commissioned by the prosecution in the notorious case of theater director Yevgeniya Berkovich and playright Svetlana Petriichuk. Due to this case, the general public learned about the pseudo-science of “destructology” created by Silantyev, an important figure in the “political wing” of the Russian Orthodox Church who interacts frequently with state repression and propaganda apparatus.

Inappropriate Enforcement of Anti-Extremist Legislation in Russia in 2023

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 2023.

Inappropriate Enforcement of Anti-Extremist Legislation in Russia in 2022
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 2022.
Commentary on the Growing Number of Convictions under Articles on Incitement to Terrorism and Extremism by SOVA Center
Prosecutorial bias and opacity are the main shortcomings of the legal process under Articles 280 and 205.2 of the Criminal Code.
Brief Report on Inappropriate Use of Anti-Extremist Legislation in January–August 2022
This brief overview focuses on the most important legislative innovations and law enforcement statistics in the field of countering extremism in the period from January to the end of August 2022. Our review is limited only to the part of the legislation and law enforcement practice that we see as leading to excessive restrictions of civil liberties.
Address and Recommendations at the Plenary Session II “Fundamental Freedoms I”
SOVA Center took part in the OSCE human rights conference in Warsaw on October 2-13, 2023. Below is the SOVA's statement along with the relevant recommendations for the session "Fundamental Freedoms I".
Submission on Implementation of the General Measures in the Group of Cases “Taganrog LRO and others v. Russia”

On August 11, 2023, Memorial Human Rights Defence Centre and SOVA Center for Information and Analysis made a submission to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe regarding the non-implementation of the European Court for Human Rights’ judgment and the Committee’s recommendations on Jehovah’s Witnesses cases by the Russian authorities.

Address and Recommendations at the OSCE human rights conference 2022 - Session "Tolerance and Non-Discrimination II"
SOVA Center took part in the OSCE human rights conference in Warsaw on September 26 - October 7, 2022. See the SOVA's written statement and recommendations for the session "Tolerance and Non-Discrimination II".
SOVA Center's statement for the session on promoting and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms at ODIHR 30th anniversary conference
SOVA Center took part in the OSCE conference "ODIHR: three decades and ready for the future" in Warsaw on October 14-15, 2021.
Video: Seminar "Prevention of Right-Wing Radical and Religiously Motivated Violent Extremism. In Search of a Positive Experience"
On June 3, 2021, SOVA Center and the Conflict Analysis and Prevention Center held a seminar “Prevention of Right-Wing Radical and Religiously Motivated Violent Extremism. In Search of a Positive Experience.” See the full video of the seminar.