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A lawyer in Karachaevo-Cherkessia (North Caucasus, Russia) is being unlawfully denied access to a client held incommunicado, and is receiving threats.
The lower house of Russia's parliament almost unanimously passed a bill severely limiting freedom of expression, assembly and association for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI...
Golos Association and other Russian NGOs have received fines for refusing to register as “foreign agents”. Many other NGOs risk closure. Their leaders may face possible criminal prosecution.
A 25-year-old man was sentenced to death in eastern Belarus on 14 June for the murder of a student on 20 September 2012.