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Drop Administrative Charges and Ensure The Right To Freedom of Assembly

July 10, 2013 Update On July 10, 2013 the Dzerzhinsky District Court of Saint Petersburg dropped administrative charges against several of the demonstrators detained on June 29. Charges against Yuri Gavrikov, the head of the LGBT organization “Equality,"…

HRW Letter to Mayor Luzhkov

On behalf of Human Rights Watch, I write to urge a full investigation into violent protests against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people who were attempting to gather in two nightclubs over the weekend of May 1. On behalf of Human Rights…

Letter from Human Rights Watch to Mayor Yuri Luzhkov

On behalf of Human Rights Watch, I write to protest your threat to ban Russia’s first gay pride parade, scheduled to be held in Moscow on May 27, 2006. Prohibiting this parade would constitute an unacceptable and discriminatory interference with the…
(Washington, DC) - Under President Bush's November 13th Military Order on military commissions, any foreign national designated by the President as a suspected terrorist or as aiding terrorists could potentially be detained, tried, convicted and even…
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