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.
The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), representing the global movement of 144 torture rehabilitation centres worldwide, is deeply concerned by reports that staff from IRCT member Danish Institute Against Torture (DIGNITY) have been fined and expelled from Ru
An open statement to the Russian Prosecutor General requesting that he take steps to immediately free Evgeny Vitishko, a Russian environmental activist who is in a penal colony on trumped up charges.
On the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, 2 November, international organisations called upon the Head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, to help end the cycle of impunity for attacks on those who exercise their right
The attack took place around 6.20 p.m. on 1 July near Human Rights House in Voronezh. Andrey was attacked by two unknown men in balaklavas, who hit him several times and poured brilliant green antiseptic into his eyes, causing a light chemical burn.