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Moscow human rights centre packs up as state tightens “monopoly on memory”

Vyacheslav Bakhmin, chairman of the Sakharov Centre, sorts document cases at the centre in Moscow, Russia, on 25th April, 2023.

Moscow, RussiaReuters Posters chronicling the end of the Cold War lie discarded near outdoor rubbish containers, and staff inside sift through papers and stack books as over a quarter of a century of Russian human rights work is packed up. With a 2nd May deadline looming, one of Russia’s leading pro-democracy and human rights centres […]

Ukrainian people win EU’s 2022 Sakharov freedom prize

Switzerland Bern EU and Ukraine flags

Brussels, Belgium/Kyiv, UkraineReuters The European Parliament on Wednesday awarded the people of Ukraine its annual Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to honour their fight against Russia’s invasion. “They are standing up for what they believe in. Fighting for our values. Protecting democracy, freedom and rule of law. Risking their lives for us,” European Parliament […]