Russia Letters

Larissa Arap

Re: Larissa Arap To: President Vladimir Vladmirovich Putin and others From: Darlene Kavka, LRWC Date: 2007-08-02 I write to you today on a matter of utmost urgency. Human rights defenders worldwide, are alarmed and disheartened to hear that Larissa Arap, a highly respected member of … [Read more...]

MIKHAIL TREPASHKIN – Lawyer and human rights activist

Mikhail Trepashkin was sentenced in May 2005 to four years’ imprisonment in an open prison colony for illegal possession of ammunition and divulging state secrets. Amnesty International has reported numerous times since his imprisonment, which appears to have been politically motivated, that Mr. … [Read more...]

Mikhail Trepashkin

Re: Mikhail Trepashkin To: Yury Ivanovich Kalinin, Federal Service for the Execution of Punishments, Russian Federation; From: Russell MacKay Date: 2007-03-25 This letter is a follow up to my letter of February 12th, 2007. I wrote at that time as a member of LRWC to express my deep … [Read more...]

Mikhail Trepashkin

Re: Mikhail Trepashkin To: Yury Ivanovich Kalinin, Federal Service for the Execution of Punishments, Russian Federation; From: Russell MacKay Date: 2007-02-12 I am writing, as a member of LRWC, in response to information obtained from Amnesty International indicating that Mr. Mikhail … [Read more...]

STANISLAV DMITRIEVSKY-Executive Manager of RCFS and chief editor of the Pravozaschita newpaper

Stanislav Dmitrievsky, Executive Manager of RCFS and chief editor of the Pravozaschita newspaper, a joint publication by RCFS and the Nizhny Novgorod Society for Human Rights (NNSHR). On January 11, 2006, Mr. Vladimir Demidov, Prosecutor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, expressed his firm belief … [Read more...]

Stanislav Dimtrievsky

Re: Stanislav Dimtrievsky To: President Vladimir Putin From: Charles B. Davison Date: 2006-01-20 I am writing to you once again concerning the case of Stanislaw Dmitrievsky, who is on trial in the Nizhny Novgorod Region as a result of his having published statements of two Chechen … [Read more...]

Stanislaw Dmitrievsky and Bill Bowring

Re: Stanislaw Dmitrievsky and Bill Bowring To: President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin From: Charles B. Davison, member of LRWC Date: 2005-11-22 I am writing to you at this time concerning the situation of Mr. Bill Bowring, who is a well-known and highly respected British lawyer known for … [Read more...]

STANISLAW DMITRIEVSKY – Chief editor of the Paravozaschita newspaper

Stanislaw Dmitrievsky, chief editor of the Paravozaschita newspaper, which is a joint publication of RCFS and the Nizhny Novgorod Society for Human Rights and RCFS Executive Manager. Russian-Chechen Friendship Society (RCFS) stated that the Russian special services denied access to Russia to an … [Read more...]

MAKHMUT MAGOMADOV – Human Rights Lawyer

On January 20, 2005, Makhmut Magomadov (spelling amended) was seized by armed men in Gozny. Mr. Magomadov has not been seen or heard from since this incident. The Staropromyslovskii district procuracy and the Staropromyslovskii district police claim that Magomadov was released on January 23, 2005. … [Read more...]

Makhmut Magomadov, human rights lawyer

Re: Makhmut Magomadov, human rights lawyer To: Vladimir Vladimirovich PUTIN From: Charles B. Davison Date: 2005-02-22 I am writing to you at this time concerning the case of Makhmut Magomadov, who is alawyer known for his work on human rights cases in the Chechen Republic. Mr. Magomadov … [Read more...]