NGOs from around the world appeal to Russia's Foreign minister after a Russian diplomat sent death threats to Florian Irminger, Head of Advocacy of the Human Rights House Foundation, at the United Nations Human Rights Council.
On 22 December Evgeny Vitishko, a Russian environment activist, was freed from the Sadovaya prison colony in Tambov Oblast. He was met by his fellow activists from Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus (EWNC) at the colony gates and he is now on his way home.
Russian environmental defender Evgeny Vitishko has ended a hunger strike after 20 days because his physical condition has severely deteriorated.
On 10 November 2015 the Kirsanov court (Tambov Oblast) held a hearing on reducing Evgeny Vitishko’s sentence based on Article 80 of the Russian Criminal Code.
On the second anniversary of the murder of independent Russian journalist, Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev, we call for the investigation into his case to be urgently raised to the federal level.
International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims condemns last week’s attack on the office and apartment of its Russian member the Committee Against Torture (NGO CAT) and calls on the authorities to instigate a proper investigation and punish those involved in the attack.