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    Armed searches & jail for deleted reposts to silence protest in Russian-occupied Crimea
    May05

    Armed searches & jail for deleted reposts to silence protest in Russian-occupied Crimea

    Tofik Abdulgaziev and his family were subjected to an armed search on Thursday, almost certainly as a warning to stop reporting cases of repression. In the meantime, the jailing of civic activist Remzi Bekirov, purportedly for a 7-year-old post on a long-deleted VKontakte page, has been upheld …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    Failure to Register
    May04

    Failure to Register

    KleptoCast 15: Casey Michel talks to Laure Brillaud of Transparency International about a new report on European anti-money laundering efforts. Listen to previous episodes on iTunes. http://kleptocracyinitiative.org/inc/uploads/2017/05/15.-EU-Beneficial-Ownership-Schemes-Laure-Brillaud-5.3.17.mp3By Casey Michel Last year’s Panama...

    Kleptocracy Daily: May 4, 2017
    May04

    Kleptocracy Daily: May 4, 2017

    News A firm co-founded by Donald Trump’s initial campaign manager quietly agreed to lobby for the oil company Citgo as the company, which is owned by the leftist government of Venezuela, was becoming increasingly embroiled in tensions involving the United States, Venezuela and Russia. U.S. government-backed Voice of America has suspended...

    Living Arrangements in the Workers’ Paradise
    May04

    Living Arrangements in the Workers’ Paradise

    In a centrally planned socialist economy like the one that existed in the Soviet Union, the government determined every detail of the national economy. This also meant that it determined the details of its workers’ personal lives, including where they lived, what jobs they took up, and where they could move. The Soviet Union had extensive...

    Treason Trial Against Yanukovych Begins in Ukraine
    May04

    Treason Trial Against Yanukovych Begins in Ukraine

    May 4, 2017 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    New York Art Patron Absent as Her Trial Begins in Moscow
    May04

    New York Art Patron Absent as Her Trial Begins in Moscow

    Prosecutors say Janna Bullock and her ex-husband led a gang that embezzled billions of rubles from municipalities near Moscow. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Sustainable Development? Human and Institutional Capital in the Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia
    May04

    Sustainable Development? Human and Institutional Capital in the Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia

    Invitation Only Research Event 31 May 2017 – 09:30 to 16:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London …read more Source: Chatham...

    Donbas militants ‘sentence’ 63-year-old Ukrainian religious scholar on insane charges
    May04

    Donbas militants ‘sentence’ 63-year-old Ukrainian religious scholar on insane charges

    After holding well-known academic Ihor Kozlovskyy prisoner for well over a year, the Kremlin-backed militants of the so-called Donetsk people’s republic [DPR] have now ‘sentenced’ him to nearly 3 years’ imprisonment. The 63-year-old religious scholar was ‘convicted’ by a DPR military court of possession of two grenades...

    ‘Witnesses’ in hiding from Russia’s Soviet trial of Ukrainian journalist in Crimea
    May04

    ‘Witnesses’ in hiding from Russia’s Soviet trial of Ukrainian journalist in Crimea

    It was unfortunately only the latest hearing that got cancelled on World Press Freedom Day, not the insane criminal charges that Russia has brought against Crimean journalist Mykola Semena for exercising freedom of speech …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    The Holy Alliance: How American Evangelicals Helped Shape Russia’s Anti-LGBT Laws
    May04

    The Holy Alliance: How American Evangelicals Helped Shape Russia’s Anti-LGBT Laws

    How Russia became the religious right’s next frontier. May 3, 2017 By Kasey Stricklin Photo: Kremlin Russia has never been a paragon of LGBT rights, to put it mildly. The history of the Russian LGBT community includes imprisonment in penal colonies and gulags, physical violence and harassment, bans on public gay pride events, and a...

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